AFCON 2025 Bid: CAF Team Inspects Nigeria’s Facilities

Inspectors appointed by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) are in Nigeria to inspect stadiums and related facilities the country has put forward in a joint bid with Benin Republic to host the 35th AFCON in 2025.

Nigeria hosted the biennial event in 1980 and co-hosted with Ghana 23 years ago.

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The team is to evaluate the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja; Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo; Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba; Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos; Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City and Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna.

The team inspected the MKO Abiola Stadium in Abuja on Friday.

Saturday saw them at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos while they were at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba and the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin on Sunday.

The inspectors will also check out the Stade Charles de Gaulle, Porto Novo in Benin Republic as part of their rounds for the joint bid between Nigeria and Benin Republic.

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