Caf President Ahmad Ahmad confirms Guinea has accepted to host 2025 Afcon

By SnrMgr at 2019-01-08 • 0 collector • 185 pageviews


There had been uncertainty over Guinea's stance on hosting the 2025 Afcon after initially being mandated to stage 2023 tourney

Caf president Ahmad Ahmad has confirmed that Guinea has accepted to host the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) instead, of the 2023 edition.

This follows Caf's withdrawal of 2019 hosting rights from Cameroon who were then asked to organise the 2021 tournament that was originally scheduled to be staged in Ivory Coast.

Ivory Coast have however, declined to have their hosting mandate moved to 2023 and have approached the Court of Arbitration for Sport seeking to preserve their status as 2021 organisers.

While the Ivorians are not willing to have their Afcon rights shifted, Guinea have joined Cameroon in accepting the rescheduling of their hosting schedule.

"According to the president of continental football body (Caf), after their meeting with the President of the Republic (of Guinea) Professor Alpha Conde at the Sekhoutoureya Palace (on Sunday), where they were also joined by Fifa president Gianni Infantino, Ahmad said that the Guinean President accepted the moving of the calendar of Afcon 2023 and opts for the 2025 edition," said a statement on the Feguifoot website.

"Ahmad, in his remarks, gave the example of Cameroon where President Paul Biya officially accepted the withdrawal of Afcon 2019 from his country (to 2021)."

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