Ethiopia to bid for AFCON 2025 hosting

EFF President Juneidi Basha (right) and CAF Secretary General Hicham Al Amrani (photo credit:

Ethiopia will bid for hosting of 2025 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). This came to light during Tuesday’s meeting between Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) president Juneidi Basha and CAF Secretary General Hicham Al Amrani in Addis.

Hicham was in the Ethiopian capital to discuss the upcoming CAF congress May 16, 2016 which the city hosts and to check on the progress of the long awaited CAF football academy.

“Mr. Juneidi noted they have already finished building four international stadiums in Mekele, Bahirdar, Woldia and Hawassa,” a source close to the meeting told

In 2014, Ethiopia dropped out of the race to replace war-ravaged Libya as 2017 hosts with Gabon landing the honors. Ghana, Mali, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Algeria were also in contention.

Ethiopia, the 2020 CHAN host, last staged AFCON in 1976, and is the only East African nation to have achieved the feat after Kenya pulled out of hosting the 1996 edition due to financial challenges.

Cameroon will host the next AFCON in 2019 after Gabon 2017, Ivory Coast in 2021 and Guinea in 2023. 


Stadiums in Ethiopia 

Adey Abeba Stadium
                                               Adey Abeba Stadium in Addis Ababa


                                       Sheikh Al Amoudi Stadium in Woldia


                                                      Bahir Dar Stadium in Bahir Dar


                                               Hawassa International Stadium in Hawassa


Mekelle Stadium
                                                    Mekelle Stadium in Mekelle City


Harari Stadium
                                                 Harari Stadium in Harar


Adama Stadium
                                                            Adama Stadium in Adama City



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