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Why Nigeria wants to co-host 2025 AFCON – Pinnick

President of the Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pinnick has given reasons why Nigeria is planning to host the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, alongside neighbours Republic of Benin.

Nigeria may host Africa’s continental football showpiece twenty-five years after it hosted that which it lost to Cameroon in the final.

Nigeria and Ghana co-hosted the African Cup of Nations in year 2000 where two stadia – one in Lagos and another in Kano, were used in Nigeria. Ghana also presented two.

With Guinea risking being stripped of the hosting right for the 2025 edition, Pinnick said Nigeria stand to enjoy lots of advantages if it host the tournament.

“It is high time Nigeria hosted an international tournament because there are many advantages attached to hosting of such competitions.” Pinnick told Completesports.

“We are putting a bid together for a co-hosting of the tournament with the Benin Republic.

“The Minister of Sports has given his endorsement on the bidding.

“There are many countries bidding for the competition; we are confident of getting the nod from Caf.“We are working with the ministry of sports to ensure that Nigeria gets the hosting right.”

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