CAN 2025: the organization withdrawn from Guinea, Algeria wants to replace it

CAN 2025: the organization withdrawn from Guinea, Algeria wants to replace it

And if the Fennecs hosted the African Cup of Nations, 35 years after the first edition on their soil? Through the voice of the president of its Football Federation, Djahid Zefizef, Algeria has announced that it will be a candidate for the organization of CAN 2025.

This declaration of intent comes the day after the decision of the African Football Confederation to dismiss Guinea, a country which has accumulated too much delay in the construction of infrastructures, from its role as organizer. “Algeria will be a candidate to host CAN 2025”announced Djahid Zefizef during the draw for the seventh African Nations Championship in Algiers.

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During a press conference held on the same occasion, the South African Patrice Motsepe, president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), indicated that‘”a dozen countries” were interested in replacing Guinea.

Morocco, Nigeria and Senegal interested

“I can assure you that we are not going to choose a country that is not at the level required to meet our criteria”, he said, without however naming these countries. Morocco, Nigeria and Senegal could also be part of this list.

CAF met Saturday in Algiers its executive committee which began to receive new applications for CAN-2025. An official of the Moroccan federation said on Saturday that his country “consider” to be a candidate. “No country will be favoured” to organize the CAN, however said Patrice Motsepe.

(With AFP)

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