Guinea has been stripped off the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations hosting rights due to lack of suitable infrastructure.
Guinea’s news was confirmed by CAF president Patrice Motsepe in Conakry on Friday, who also noted that a fresh bidding process is set to be opened.
“We are not yet ready in Guinea and therefore the 2025 Nations Cup will not take place here.”
“The CAF decision was taken in July and the transitional government in Guinea was informed about it,” Motsepe stated.
“The main reason for this decision is that the infrastructure and other facilities are not appropriate.”
“A process to receive new bids is going to begin and the tournament will be allocated to another country,” the South African billionaire noted.
Motsepe went ahead and advised Guinea to consider bidding for the 2024 African Nations Championship (CHAN) as they prepare the quest for the 2027 AFCON.
Political instabilities are some of the other challenges Guinea has faced recently and security can never be compromised.
Reports indicate that Morocco has shown interest in taking over from Guinea, and they are preparing their bid but, they will face competition from other countries.
Morocco hosted a successful Women’s Africa Cup of Nations early this year and is looking forward to holding the men’s tournament as well in 2025.