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AFCON Hosting Bid: Nigeria’s Sports Minister, NFF to meet CAF on Wednesday, September 27

In view of Nigeria’s joint AFCON hosting bid with Benin Republic, Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Owan Enoh and NFF Officials will meet with CAF, to present the country’s commitment towards getting the hosting right.

All countries who submitted bids to host the AFCON tournament in 2025 and 2027 respectively, are expected to attend the meeting during which the Independent Assessment Committee of CAF will submit their reports for assessment and discussions by Confederation of African Football EXCO.

The CAF team had previously visited Nigeria and Benin Republic to assess facilities at different proposed host venues.

The Nigerian contingent will attend the Confederation of African Football Executive Committee meeting in Cairo, Egypt, with a mission to solidify its bid to host the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament for the first time since 2000.

The Minister and the leadership of Nigeria Football Federation, (NFF) will be attending the meeting as representatives of the Federal Government of Nigeria.

During the meeting, Nigeria will make its presentation to the Executive Committee of the Confederation of African football, (CAF) in Cairo, Egypt.

The Nigerian delegation is led by Sports Minister, Senator John Owan Enoh and includes the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Sports Development, Alhaji Ismaila Abubakar, President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau, General Secretary of the NFF, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi and bid coordinator, Mallam Mainasara Ilo.

Nigeria will make a ten (10) minute presentation to the CAF EXCO, and thereafter will be allocated time to answer questions from its presentation.

The meeting will hold on Wednesday, September 27, 2023 in Cairo, Egypt.

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