Guinea stripped of rights to host 2025 AFCON
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on October 1, 2022
The Confederation of African Football (Caf) is set to re-open the bidding process for the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations after stripping Guinea of the right to host the competition.
Caf president Patrice Motsepe was in Conakry this weekend when he announced that the 24-team tournament will be removed due to a lack of suitably-advancing infrastructure and facilities.
Guinea has had nearly a decade to prepare for the finals, having originally been named as host of the 2023 Nations Cup in 2014, prior to then being asked to host in 2025 instead.
The political situation in Guinea, which has been under military rule since a coup last year, had led to concerns over security and organisation for its Nations Cup hosting.