Nigeria bid to host the competition AWCON 2020
By Sampson Adedeji
Nigeria has joined Guinea as the countries bidding to host 2020 African Women Cup of Nations, after Congo Brazzaville pulled out.
Congo Brazzaville pulled out as host of the competition late 2019 due to non availability of infrastructure required for the tournament, BSN Sports reports
The President of the Confederation of African Football, Ahmad Ahmad, told French radio station RFI that Equatorial Guinea are another nation hoping to stage the event.
Nigeria Football Federation head of communication department Ademola Olajire stated the federation has written to CAF declaring its readiness to host African women later in the year.
“We’ve formally written to CAF about the interest to host the event. We are working on the bidding documents and we should get it over to CAF soon.
“This is the home of women’s football and the leading football nation in the continent.
“I believe it’s the right time to do it again. We’ve done it before and we believe it will be like bringing it home again,” he said
Nigeria’s Super Falcons is current holder of the trophy and has won it a record 9 times.
Africa soccer governing body will formally announce the country that will stage the competition on January 15th, 2020