Guinea stripped of 2025 AFCON hosting rights

Guinea stripped of 2025 AFCON hosting rights
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The CAF Executive Committee met on Saturday in Algiers, Algeria and will take a decision to re-open the bidding process for the AFCON 2025.

Guinea have been stripped of the hosting rights of the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations after they were deemed not ready enough following several visits by the CAF inspection committee.

CAF president Patrice Motsepe had a meeting with the Guinea Transition President, Colonel Mamadi Doumbouya to discuss the decision to withdraw the tournament.

He said the decision was reached due to the infrastructure and facilities in Guinea not being ready to host a world class AFCON competition. He was accompanied by CAF General Secretary, Véron Mosengo-Omba.

“I visited Guinea today out of respect to the people of Guinea to discuss CAF’s willingness to advise and work together with the football stakeholders to construct and build football infrastructure and facilities in this country,” Motsepe said after meeting the President.


He added; “This will enable Guinea to bid with other competing Nations for the African Nations Championships (CHAN) which will take place after the CHAN to be hosted by Algeria in 2023, in the light of the decision by CAF not to proceed with the AFCON 2025 in Guinea.”

The CAF Executive Committee met on Saturday in Algiers, Algeria and will take a decision to re-open the bidding process for the AFCON 2025.

Morocco and Algeria are rumored to have already expressed interest to host the Championship, with Morocco said to be leading candidates.