Amaju Pinnick, the president of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has hinted that the country may host the 2025 African Cup of Nations (AFCON).
Pinnick stated this while addressing journalists in Lagos on Tuesday.
He claimed that CAF is likely to withdraw the hosting right for the 2025 AFCON from Guinea.
According to Pinnick: “We are putting a bid together for a co-hosting of the tournament with the Benin Republic.
“The Minister of Sports has given his endorsement on the bidding.
“It is high time Nigeria hosted an international tournament because there are many advantages attached to hosting of such competitions.
“There are many countries bidding for the competition; we are confident of getting the nod from CAF.
“We are working with the ministry of sports to ensure that Nigeria gets the hosting right.”