The Confederation of African Football CAF has dismissed reports that Guinea will be stripped of the 2025 AFCON hosting rights and given to Nigeria/Benin Republic.
It was gathered that football stakeholders have been doubting the readiness of Guinea to stage the biennial events.
Recall that the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Melvin Pinnick on Tuesday said Nigeria and its neighbor the Benin Republic are set to take over from Guinea.
CAF top official who remained anonymous told BBC Sports Africa that Guinea remained the host.
“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,” he told BBC Sports Africa
Nigeria last hosted AFCON in 2000 when they co-hosted with Ghana.
Meanwhile, CAF has postponed the 2023 AFCON billed for Cote d’ Ivoire to January 2024, it remains unclear if the 36th edition will hold in 2025 or not.