Guinea reassures CAF on the holding of the tournament

Guinea has confirmed that it will hold the organization of the African Cup of Nations (CAN) 2025 as planned.

The competition was originally scheduled to be staged in 2023, but the list of host nations was revamped in 2018. Guinea’s AFCON is therefore pushed back to 2025. Now that the country is in crisis and ruled by a military government, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) wonders about the disposition of the West African country.

CAF sent a delegation to Conakry to assess this and the authorities’ response was unequivocal. “Today, we are really reassured by the state of preparation of Guinea. spoke like a soldier – he is determined to organize the CAN for the Guinean public. »said one of the members of the CAF delegation Mathurin de Chacus in remarks broadcast on television according to AFP.

“They came with a message, and that message was, ‘Is 2025 doable for us? [les Guinéens] Or not? The president was blunt – ‘We have made it a national priority, and the national priority is for 2025, we will not go for 2026 or 2027, we will organize it in 2025.’ And it is the word of the Head of State that was given today. », the minister said on state television on Wednesday evening. as told.

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