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Afcon 2025 new host to emerge on 10 February




The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has  announced that the new hosts to replace Guinea for the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations will emerge on 10 February next year.

The football governing body has  sent a notice to the member associations to express their interest in hosting the competition that has become irregular either in terms of host countries or dates since 2012.

A timetable leading to the announcement of the host country or countries is given thus:  

–       11 November 2022: Deadline for submitting the Declaration of Interest form

–       16 November 2022: Deadline for CAF to send the hosting documents to Member Associations that have declared their interest.


–       16 December 2022: Deadline for Member Associations to submit their final bid, including all bidding and hosting documents (hosting agreement, host cities agreement, Government guarantees)

–       05-25 January 2023: Inspection visits

–       10 February 2023: Appointment of Host Country/Countries by the CAF Executive Committee

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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