According to the update coming from the African soccer governing body, the intending host of the 2025 African Cup of Nations must be ready to set aside huge cash.
Guinea was initially scheduled to stage the event but was stripped of the hosting after it failed to meet the required standard for facilities and infrastructures.
The football body reopened the bidding process a few months ago and interested countries have started showing their intentions to stage the biennial event.
The country that intends to stage the competition in 2025 must set aside $80 million apart from meeting the hosting conditions, this is $20 million more than what Ivory Coast host of the 2023 edition has set.
Morocco, Algeria are among the countries that have signified to host the tournament.
Meanwhile, Cote D’Ivoire will host the next edition of African Nations Cup.