Confederation of African Football (CAF) president, Ahmad Ahmad confirmed Guinea has agreed to host the African Nations Cup (AFCON) in 2025 instead of the 2023 edition.
Ahmad, who was on a visit to Guinea, along with FIFA president Gianni Infantino, said Guinea’s President Alpha Condé had agreed to a delay in hosting the tournament.
“I am delighted with this change in the organisation of the calendar that will see the Nations Cup take place in Guinea in 2025 and I am proud that the president of Guinea, Alpha Conde, has himself accepted,” Ahmad Ahmad said.
Guinea’s football federation had earlier protested plans by CAF to strip them of the AFCON 2023 hosting rights.
In 2014, CAF awarded Nations Cup hosting rights to Cameroon (2019), Ivory Coast (2021) and Guinea (2023).
CAF stripped Cameroon of this year’s hosting rights, citing insecurity and infrastructure delays. CAF then proposed that all AFCONs be delayed, with Cameroon hosting AFCON 2021, Ivory Coast hosting the touranment in 2023 and Guinea, being pushed forward to 2025.