The president of the transition in Guinea, Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, has pledged to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) that the African Cup of Nations attributed to his country will take place as planned in 2025.
The president of the transition received, Wednesday in Conakry, a mission from CAF to inquire about the progress of the program while doubt persists as to Guinea’s ability to carry it out.
“They came to send a message and this message was to say: is 2025 tenable for us (Guineans) or not”, reported Sports Minister Lansana Béa Diallo after the meeting.
The mission considered the possibility of a postponement to 2026 or 2027, he said. “The president was clear: we have made it a national priority and this national priority is 2025, and we will not go to 2026 or 2027, we will organize it in 2025,” said the minister.
“And that is the word of the Head of State that was given today,” he continued.
The president of the transition, Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, appointed a new organizing committee in March.
On Tuesday, he issued a decree declaring the organization of CAN-2025 “of national and priority interest”.*