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CAF reopens bidding process for 2025 Cup of Nations

The Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) have reopened the bidding process for the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament.

The decision was taken on Saturday, October 1, in Algeria on the back of the decision to strip Guinea of the hosting rights.

Meanwhile, CAF has extended its best wishes to all five teams that have qualified for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

CAF wishes Senegal, Tunisia, Ghana, Morocco and Cameroon all of the best in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

Recap – In 2014, CAF awarded the 2019 tournament to Cameroon, the 2021 event to Ivory Coast and the 2023 edition to Guinea. 

Then Egypt replaced Cameroon for 2019 with CAF shifting the calendar, awarding the 2021 edition to Cameroon, which was held this year, and the 2023 edition to Ivory Coast. 

Guinea had then agreed to organise the 2025 edition. This is also a severe blow to Guinea.

Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, who came to power in a coup in September 2021, had expressed his firm intention to honour the commitment to hosting.

The event was always going to be a significant challenge for one of the world’s poorest countries, which is sorely lacking in infrastructure, sports facilities and transportation.

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