Nigeria Submits Bid to Host Africa Cup of Nations ( AFCON)


Nigeria Submits Bid to Host Africa Cup of Nations ( AFCON)

The Nigerian football Federation has submitted a bid to host the Africa Cup of Nations in 2025 for the first time since 2000 when it was co-hosted with Ghana.

The news was confirmed this in a statement which was released on the official Twitter account of the NFF on Sunday, April 3rd, 2023. According to reports from the federation, CAF officials arrived in Nigeria to inspect the Stadia that will be used to host the matches.

However, Nigeria are planning to host the tournament alongside their neighbors, Benin Republic.

Inspectors appointed by CAF are in Nigeria to inspect stadiums and related facilities that Nigeria has put forward in a joint bid with the Benin Republic to host the 35th AFCON in 2025. On the cards for evaluation are the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja; Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo; Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba; Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos; Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City and; Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna. The team inspected the MKO Abiola Stadium in Abuja on Friday. Saturday saw them at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos while they were at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba and the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin on Sunday. The inspectors will also check out the Stade Charles de Gaulle, Porto Novo in the Benin Republic as part of their rounds for the joint bid between Nigeria and the Benin Republic.

A decision is yet to be taken by CAF concerning the decision to accept the bid from Nigeria and Benin Republic.

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