Eventual winner of the hosting right for the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations, will be expected to provide the best of logistics and hospitality Confederation of African football has warned. Every edition of the continental showpiece according to CAF must be a marked improvement on the previous one the continental soccer ruling body insists.
Algeria, Morocco, South Africa, Zambia and Benin-Nigeria want to replace Guinea as hosts of the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations, CAF president Patrice Motsepe confirmed on Saturday.
Guinea, chosen in 2014 to stage the premier African national team tournament, withdrew last year after little progress had been made in preparing for the biennial event.
CAF officials will do inspection tours of all the candidates this month with the winners to be announced on 10 February.
South African billionaire businessman Motsepe said the successful country or countries would offer the best “transport, logistics, hotels and beautiful stadiums”.
“Each region will have a chance to organise a CAN (Cup of Nations). We cannot assign the organisation of the CAN successively to the same region.”
Benin and Nigeria are in west Africa, as are the Ivory Coast, who will host the 2023 Cup of Nations.