Ghana’s Sports Minister, Mustapha Ussif, says the government is considering teaming up with either Nigeria or Benin to bid for the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations.

“There’s a discussion that Ghana should bid with the likes of Nigeria and Benin. We are still considering it. We have not taken a decision yet but there is that discussion that we should get sister countries so that we can put in that bid,” he revealed.

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has set 11 November as the deadline for countries to declare interest in staging the tournament.

A new host must be found after Guinea was stripped of rights because of concerns over infrastructure and facilities.

The continent’s governing body expects finalised bids, including documents, proposed host cities and government guarantees, to reach its Cairo headquarters by 16 December.

Caf inspection teams will tour bidding countries from 5 to 25 January next year in its quest to find a suitable replacement for Guinea.

Findings from the inspections will be submitted to the 24-member Caf executive committee, which will announce the successful country or co-hosts to stage the 2025 finals on 10 February.

Ghana last hosted the Africa Cup of Nations in 2008, and they co-hosted with Nigeria in 2002.

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