Guinea is considering inviting Senegal to co-host the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations, Senegalese media reports.
The President of the Guinean Football Federation (FEGUIFOOT) Mamadou Antonio Souaré has proposed to the governments of Guinea and Senegal to host the biennial men’s football event.
“It is an option that the two governments could decide,” Antonio Souaré told Senegalese daily Stade.
However, the Guinean Minister of Sport Sanoussy Bantamba opposed the proposal saying that the country was looking forward to hosting their first ever continental tournament.
Guinea were initially set to host the 2023 AFCON, but were awarded the 2025 tournament after Cameroon was stripped off the hosting right of the 2019 edition. Cameroon was then awarded the 2021 edition and the 2020 African Nations Championship.
Co-hosting a major tournament like the African Cup of Nations is not a novelty on the continent. In 2012, Gabon and Equatorial Guinea jointly hosted the men’s football event just like Ghana and Nigeria in 2000.