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By Obaloluwa Joshua, LAGOS

West African nations, Nigeria, Ghana and Benin Republic are in talks to put together a joint bid to host the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations, reports PNO Sports.

Guinea was initially granted the hosting rights of the continental showpiece but the Confederation of African Football (CAF) rescinded the decision due to lack of funds to put in place the required facilities.

CAF recently re-opens the bidding process for the 2025 AFCON tournament.

Former Nigeria President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, stated few months ago that his country will bid for the competition along with neighbours Benin Republic.

Ghana are now looking to join the two countries to host the the biennial competition.

There’s a discussion that Ghana should bid with the likes of Nigeria and Benin. We are still considering it.

“We have not taken a decision yet but there is that discussion that we should get sister countries so that we can put in that bid,” Ghana’s sports minister, Mustapha Ussif was quoted by

It would be recalled that Ghana and Nigeria co-hosted the 2008 edition of the AFCON.

The continent’s football governing body expects finalised bids for AFCON 2025, including documents, proposed host cities and government guarantees, to reach its Cairo headquarters by December 16.