AFCON 2025: CAF Reopens Bidding Process

Football governing body in Africa, CAF, has reopened the bidding process for the hosting rights of 2025 Africa Cup of Nations.

Guinea was initially the original host of the tournament but was stripped off the hosting rights by CAF on September 30 2022.

CAF suggested that Guinea wasn’t adequately prepared to host the tournament in terms of infrastructure.

CAF has confirmed sending a notice to the Member Associations to express their interest in hosting the AFCON 2025.

The email includes the process that will be followed in the selection of the host country or countries.

Six countries including South Africa have reportedly expressed their interest to host the 35th edition of Africa’s premier competition.

The other five are Algeria, Morocco, Nigeria, Benin and Senegal.

AFCON 2025 Bidding Process Timeline

  • 11 November 2022: Deadline for submitting the Declaration of Interest form
  • 16 November 2022: Deadline for CAF to send the hosting documents to Member Associations that have declared their interest.
  • 16 December 2022: Deadline for Member Associations to submit their final bid, including all bidding and hosting documents (hosting agreement, host cities agreement, Government guarantees)
  • 05-25 January 2023: Inspection visits
  • 10 February 2023: Appointment of Host Country/Countries by the CAF Executive Committee



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