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CAF strips Guinea of 2025 AFCON hosting rights

Guinea stopped from hosting AFCON 2025   -  
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The Confederation of African Football has stripped Guinea of the right to host the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations.

President of the CAF, Patrice Motsepe, travelled to Conakry on Friday for discussions with the interim president, Colonel Mamady Doumbouya but said the decision dated back to July.

Motsepe said they would ask the CAF for fresh bids because Guinea will not be ready to host the event in 2025.

In March, Colonel Doumbouya appointed a new organising committee, ousting the previous team, one of whose members publicly expressed doubts about the project's feasibility.

He issued a decree declaring the organisation of the 2025 CAN "of national interest and priority".

It is not the first time a country has been stripped of hosting AFCON hosting rights.

Cameroon was stripped of the right to host the 2019 tournament because they weren't considered ready but they were awarded the 2021 tournament - which took place earlier this year because of delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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