Algeria, Morocco to rival Nigeria for AFCON 2025 hosting right
North African giants Algeria and Morocco are keen on challenging Nigeria for the hosting rights of the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced on Sunday it has withdrawn the hosting right of the competition from Guinea.
CAF took the decision due to the country’s lack of quality infrastructure and facilities to host the 24-team competition.
Former President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Melvin Pinnick, stated earlier in July that his country and neighbours, Benin Republic were willing to stage Africa’s flagship soccer event.
But they now face stiff competition from the two North African giants.
Morocco are expected to submit a bid to host the competition in the coming days.
Algerian Minister of Youth and Sports, Abderrazak Sebgag told News Agency: “It’s time for Algeria to organise major events. We are going to present a good file to organise the Africa Cup of Nations 2025.”
Algerian Football Federation, Zefizef Djahid has already confirmed that his country will submit a bid to host the competition.
In the same vein, Algeria Football Federation boss Zefizef Djahid was quoted by Kingfut: “Algeria has all the capabilities to host the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations.”
Algeria last hosted Afcon in 1990. There the Desert Foxes beat Nigeria in the final at Stade 5 Juillet 1962, Algiers.
The North Africans would be hoping to be counted worthy by the Confederation of African Football in the coming months.