The leadership of the Nigerian Football Federation has confirmed Nigeria’s bid to host the 2020 CAF Africa Women Cup of Nations.
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Defending champions, Nigeria, have won the tournament thrice as hosts in the 1998, 2002 and 2016 editions, and hold the record of winning the continental tournament more than any other African nation with 11 AWCON trophies. Confederation of African Football President, Ahmad Ahmad, also confirmed that Equatorial Guinea is another nation that is bidding to host the tournament after original hosts, Congo-Brazaville, pulled out from hosting the competition.
We’ve formally written to CAF about the interest to host the event… This is the home of women’s football and the leading football nation in the continent…
We’ve done it before and we believe it will be like bringing it home again.
Ademola Olajire (Director of Communications, Nigeria Football Federation)
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CAF is expected to announce the new hosts on January 15, 2020, and the African football powerhouse is hopeful of emerging successful in their bid.
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