There have been talks that Nigeria was planning a joint bid with the Benin Republic to host the AFCON 2025, but the NFF has come out to set the file straight.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has acknowledged that they are unaware of a joint bid with the Benin Republic for the hosting rights of the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations.
The final time Nigeria hosted the Africa Cup of Nations was in 2000, when it was collectively hosted with Ghana.
However, there have been current reviews that a plan was in place for Nigeria and Benin Republic to host Africa’s showpiece occasion collectively.
Well, in accordance to a report by The Guardian, the NFF’s first Vice-President, Felix Anyansi-Agwu has put these talks to mattress.
“I am not aware of such a bid by Nigeria. In fact, I am just hearing this information for the first time,” Anyansi-Agwu mentioned.
“I don’t think such an arrangement is in progress. I don’t know anything about the AFCON bid.”
The 2025 AFCON was initially supposed to be held in Guinea, but CAF withdrew the rights as a result of of its incapability to meet up with its situations.
Nigeria has not hosted a significant soccer event since the 2009 Under-17 World Cup. With Nigeria’s soccer pedigree, it would be a good feat if they might host a continental championship like the AFCON.