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



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

For the first time since it was co-hosted with Ghana in 2000, the Nigerian Football Association has made a bid to host the Africa Cup of Nations in 2025.

On Sunday, April 2nd, 2023, a message from the NFF was sent on its official Twitter account, confirming the announcement.

CAF representatives arrived in Nigeria, according to sources from the federation, to assess the stadium that will serve as the venue for the games.

Nigeria, however, intends to co-host the event with Benin Republic, a neighbor.

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.

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