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Pinnick: Nigeria, Benin Republic May Co-Host AFCON 2025

Pinnick: Nigeria, Benin Republic May  Co-Host AFCON 2025

Nigeria and Benin Republic may host the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations, reports Completesports.com.

President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick stated that the country is working on a bid with Benin Republic to host the biennial competition.

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Pinnick stated that the Confederation of African Football (CAF) is likely to withdraw the hosting right of the 2025 AFCON from Guinea.

“We are putting a bid together for a co-hosting of the tournament with the Benin Republic,”Pinnick told journalists in Lagos on Tuesday.

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“The Minister of Sports has given his endorsement on the bidding.

“It is high time Nigeria hosted an international tournament because there are many advantages attached to hosting of such competitions.

“There are many countries bidding for the competition; we are confident of getting the nod from CAF.

” We are working with the ministry of sports to ensure that Nigeria gets the hosting right.”

It would be recalled that Nigeria co-hosted the AFCON with Ghana in 2000.

By Adeboye Amosu

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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 19
  • Moses Inyang 2 weeks ago

    Good one.Home ‘advantage’for Morocco in wafcon may have informed you seeing the need for this.Think outside the box always not only when there’s failure or pressure

     
    • MuYiwa 2 weeks ago

      Home advantage doesnt really matter at this level. The last host to win the AFCON, if am not wrong, was Tunisia in 2004, and before then, South Africa in 1996. My fear is that we will once again waste tax payers’ money to renovate stadiums which will not be maintained and left to rot months after the competition. National stadium Lagos is a good example.

       
      • MuYiwa 2 weeks ago

        Correction: Egypt hosted and won in 2010. But we all know they won it back to back those years.

         
        • Correction. Egypt hosted and won in 2006 not 2010. Angola were the hosts in 2010

           
        • This sounds like a good news, but can Nigeria co-host it?

          Do we currently have the stadia to host the matches? What about security?

          Hopefully, they can win the hosting right.

           
  • Dr. Drey 2 weeks ago

    Hehehehehe…with which money do you want to host AFCON…?

    Your national debt servicing has surpassed revenue and all you and your clueless boss are thinking of is hosting AFCON in 3 years time…??

    These people must be drunk.

     
    • GentleD 2 weeks ago

      God bless you Dr. Dre, just what I was thinking. To even think or concieve this idea of Nigeria hosting at all is an insult on the suffering masses. In the same country where people cannot afford to eat, insecurity everywhere, unemployment at an all-time-high, students out of school (thanks to ASUU strike), inadequate health care delivery etc and this jokers are talking of hosting ‘gini’. Well, I know it’s another avenue for them to budget ‘borrowed’ money and steal same. God will judge all of una

       
  • The guy is trying his best to sray for another term evwn though he already said he will go. Another embezzlement loading. Crook

     
  • Footballfanatic 2 weeks ago

    With all the insecurity and poverty going on in Nigeria? I Will like to pray it ceases by 2025 but the govt. is not even doing anything that makes it seem like Nigeria will be safe by 2025 except the new govt. after Buhari does something extra ordinary and Just like Dr. Drey said, Nigeria’s debt right now is humongous and the country is literally broke. We can no see how this mango head thinks. This guy is secretly nursing a 3rd term now that the anger of not qualifying for the world cup has quelled amongst football fans. I remember an unnamed glass house official was quoted after Ghana beat Nigeria and everybody was angry… The official stated that pay no attention to them after a few weeks/months Nigerians will calm down.

     
  • I DEY SHAME 2 weeks ago

    ### WHAT A BIG SHAME ###
    IF A COUNTRY LIKE GABON, EQUATORIAL-GUINEA, CAN SINGLE-HANDEDLY HOST AFCON IN 2017,2015 SUCCESSFULLY WITHOUT CO-HOST WITH ANY OTHER COUNTRIES. THEN WHAT BRING IDEA OF NIGERIA CO-HOST WITH BENIN REPUBLIC.
    WHAT A BIG SHAME. WE ARE JUST GIANT OF AFRICA FOR MOUTH AND PAGES OF NEWSPAPERS. WE ARE NOT GIANT OF AFRICA IN REALITY.
    Infact I dey shame!!!

     
  • KangA 2 weeks ago

    We don’t have business co-hosting AFCON with another country in Africa. May sound like pride, but in principle, we shouldn’t. 

    Bring the soccer infrastructures up to international standard. Organise and fund the local league effectively. But foremost, sort out the security chaos and organise free and fair elections. Make it unattractive for politicians to haul dirty cash in bullion vans to buy votes. 

    AFCON? Give it 7 years after cleaning up the current mess.

     
  • INVITE RAPHAEL ONYEDIKA TO THE SUPER EAGLES YEAR. HE LOOKS LIKE A YOUNG SUNDAY OLISEH WITH HIS STATURE AND HIS GAME IS IMPROVING DAILY. HE IS FAR BETTER THAN BONKE AND FRANK. THEY MAY PLAY IN BIG LEAGUES BUT HE HAS A BETTER STYLE AS HE CAN MIX DEFENCE AND OFFENCE WHILE ALSO HAVING A GOOD RANGE OF PASSING.I FEEL WITH TIME HE CAN SURPASS NDIDI AS WELL

     
    • Marvins 2 weeks ago

      Mr Man, relax now…What makes you think he is better than Bonke and Frank…The guy is just an average. Let him settle first. He will fumble if invited.

      National team is too big for him, let him work hard, I see him replacing Ndidi, They have similar style of play.

       
      • You see him replacing Ndidi the best CDM in english premier League but he is not better than Bonke who is inhjury prone and can’t last 45 mins in SE.. lol pass whatever you are smoking it is good

         
      • If he is average then BONKE and Frank are no better. Both of them have not added any quality to the team. so much so that the new coach prefers using aribo and iwobi instead of any of them. It’s clear that ndidi will walk back into the team when he is fit. But raphael has so much to offer the team if only he is given the chance I see him doing better than the above mentioned duo.

         
    • Ebubedike 2 weeks ago

      Are you saying he is better than Musa Yahaya, Chidiere Nwakali or Anderson Esiti? O boy pass me that weed.