Surprising Turn of Events as Guinea is Stripped of 2025 Africa Cup of Nations Hosting Rights

Surprising Turn of Events as Guinea is Stripped of 2025 Africa Cup of Nations Hosting Rights

  • Guinea has been stripped of the right to host the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations
  • There was nothing sinister about this turn of events, with the West African country choosing to withdraw
  • This was because of the country's leadership accepting its unreadiness to host the event

The 2025 Africa Cup of Nations will have to find a new host.

This was after the continent's football governing body CAF was forced to strip Guinea of the rights to host the tournament.

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CAF president Patrice Motsepe confirmed that Guinea would no longer host the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations. Image source: @EricNjiiru and @AfricaSoccer_zn.
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There was nothing sinister about what led to this turn of events, with the Daily Sun reporting that the country's leadership chose this course of action. Apparently, the West African country is not ready for the event.

Guinean interim president Colonel Mamady Doumbouya met with CAF president Patrice Motsepe on Friday, discussing the country's withdrawal. Guinea is one of the continent's poorest nations.

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Motsepe said:

"I visited Guinea out of respect to the people of Guinea to discuss CAF's willingness to advise and work together with the football stakeholders to construct and build football infrastructure and facilities in this country, in the light of the decision by CAF not to proceed with the AFCON 2025 in Guinea.

A CAF media statement revealed that CAF's executive committee would meet on Saturday with the intention of reopening the bidding process. Cameroon also had to pull out of hosting the 2019 edition because of similar reasons, before it was moved to Egypt

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