CAF Headquarters

By Obaloluwa Joshua, LAGOS

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has denied claims it is considering stripping Guinea the hosting right of the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations, reports

There are reports that the West African country will lose the right to host Africa’s flagship soccer event due to the political situation in the country.

Guinea has been under military rule since a coup in 2021 and there are concerns over the security situation in the tiny nation.

The country’s wherewithal to host the competition is also a source of concern to most observers.

President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Melvin Pinnick claimed on Tuesday that his country and neighbours, Benin Republic are in discussion to co-host the competition.

CAF has now come out to debunk reports it is considering ceding the hosting right of the 2025 tournament to another country.

“The host for the 2025 tournament remain Guinea and that has not changed,” a CAF told BBC Sports Africa.

“We’ve not discussed anything about a replacement or received any communication from Guinea about the inability to host.

“At this very moment, everything is on track for Guinea to host and there is no reason to suggest otherwise.”