Algeria To Rival Nigeria and Benin for AFCON 2025 Hosting Rights

Algeria are keen on challenging Nigeria for the hosting rights of the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations after Guinea was stripped by Caf.

WHAT HAPPENED? The North Africans have expressed their desire to host the biennial African showpiece following the disqualification of Guinea. During his visit to Conakry, Caf president Patrice Motsepe disclosed that the West Africans will no longer host the competition, citing that the poor state of their infrastructure and facilities is not ready to host a world-class competition.

WHAT DID THEY SAY? Algerian Minister of Youth and Sports, Abderrazak Sebgag told News Agency: “It’s time for Algeria to organise major events. We are going to present a good file to organise the Africa Cup of Nations 2025.”

In the same vein, Algeria Football Federation boss Zefizef Djahid was quoted by Kingfut: “Algeria has all the capabilities to host the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations.”