Algeria has pulled out of the running to stage the Africa Cup of Nations in either 2025 or 2027.
Gatekeepers News reports that the Algerian Football Federation (FAF) officially informed the Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Tuesday.
The North African country was among the candidates to replace Guinea as the host for the 2025 tournament, along with Morocco, Zambia, and the joint bid of Nigeria and Benin.
CAF earlier stripped Guinea of its hosting rights for the continental competition due to concerns regarding the country’s infrastructure.
Algeria, who had also submitted a bid to host the 2027 Africa Cup of Nations, has now withdrawn from hosting that edition as well.
A statement released on the FAF’s official website on Tuesday read, “The Algerian Football Federation (FAF) has officially withdrawn from the race to host the 2025 and 2027 Africa Cup of Nations. We are now focusing on the reorganization and revitalization of football in the country.”
The remaining candidates in the hosting race for the 2027 event are Senegal, Egypt, Botswana, and a combined bid from Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.
Algeria previously hosted the Africa Cup of Nations in 1990, when they won their first continental title.