CAF makes decision on Nigeria's bid talk to host 2025 Nations Cup

CAF makes decision on Nigeria's bid talk to host 2025 Nations Cup

  • CAF has dismissed Nigeria's interested to co-host the 2025 African Cup of Nations billed for Guinea
  • A CAF official explained that the competition will go on only in Guinea despite interest from Amaju Pinnick
  • Senegal are the reigning champions of Africa after winning the last African Cup of Nations in Cameroon

An official of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has stated clearly that the 2025 Nations Cup will be hosted in Guinea despite Nigeria confirming interest to host.

Amaju Pinnick who is the President of the Nigerian Football Federation explained recently that he and his team are planning to step in to co-host the 2025 African Cup of Nations.

There have also been talks that the 2025 African Cup of Nations could be moved away from Guinea, but a CAF top man has dismissed such speculation.

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CAF dismisses Nigeria's bid talk to host 2025 Nations Cup.
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According to the report on BBC, the CAF official explained that the body has not not discussed anything about replacement and Guinea remains the hosting nation.

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Statement from CAF official

"The host for the 2025 tournament remain Guinea and that has not changed," he told BBC Sport Africa.
"We've not discussed anything about a replacement or received any communication from Guinea about the inability to host. At this very moment, everything is on track for Guinea to host and there is no reason to suggest otherwise."

Former Super Eagles Defender Godwin Okpara Sends Warning to Napoli Striker Victor Osimhen

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how former Nigerian international Godwin Okpara warned Victor Osimhen not to allow fame into his head.

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This is coming days after the 23-year-old got sent out of a Napoli training session by manager Luciano Spalletti after he clashed with a player.

It was gathered that Leo Ostigard had made a dangerous tackle on the youngster, who then expressed anger at such an attempt.

Spalletti was said to have intervened, and the manager had no choice but to tell the Nigerian forward to immediately “go take a shower.”

Former defender Godwin Okpara who played for the Super Eagles between 1991 and 2001, featuring in 18 games, cautioned the Napoli forward.