Confederation of African Football President, Patrice Motsepe, announced during a press conference that Nigeria’s President Bola Ahmed Tinubu will be in attendance at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) final between Nigeria and hosts Cote d’Ivoire.
The much-anticipated final will take place at the Alassanne Ouattara Stadium, Ebimpe, Abidjan, on Sunday.
Motsepe addressed questions about the possibility of Africa hosting the World Cup again during the press conference held at the Palace de la Culture in Trechville, Abidjan. In response, he suggested that Nigeria should consider putting in a bid.
Motsepe stated, “Nigeria must put in a bid. The Nigerian president (Bola Tinubu) is coming to watch the final on Sunday. I will have a conversation with him about it.”
Nigeria’s Vice President, Kashim Shettima, had already attended the semi-finals, where the Super Eagles secured a spot in the final by defeating South Africa 4-2 on penalties.
The AFCON 2023 final between Nigeria and Cote d’Ivoire is scheduled to kick off at 9 pm Nigerian time.
As the excitement builds for the showdown, discussions about Nigeria potentially hosting the World Cup again may emerge during President Tinubu’s attendance at the event.