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Guinea loses AFCON 2025 hosting rights




It has now become official. Guinea will not host the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

The President of CAF, Patrice Motsepe has in a meeting with the Guinea Transition President, Colonel Mamadi Doumbouya informed the country of CAF’s withdrawal of the hosting rights.

He gave as reason, the inadequate facilities and Guinea not being ready to host a world class AFCON competition.

In a press release, CAF quoted its president as saying: “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.

“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.”


Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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