Senegal considering future "Senegambia Afcon" co-hosting with Gambia

Senegal last hosted the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals in 1992 and could bid to co-host the 2025 edition with Gambia

Senegal are considering future bidding for rights to co-host the Afcon with neighbours Gambia.

With Cameroon hosting next year’s Afcon finals and Ivory Coast organising the 2021 edition while Guinea have the 2023 rights, Senegal could launch a bid for the 2025 tournament.

Senegal Football Federation president Augustin Senghor said a co-hosting bid with Gambia could improve their chances of winning the mandate to host a 24-team Afcon.

Senghor was reported by WiwSport as saying he intends to discuss with his Gambian counterpart Lamin Kaba Bajo for the possibility of a “Senegambia Afcon” bid.

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“We want to co-organise Afcon with The Gambia in the future,” Senghor said.

“Caf are now encouraging neighbouring nations to join hands in organising the Africa Cup of Nations after the number of participating countries increased from 16 to 24 countries.”

If Senegal and Gambia goes on with their idea and eventually win the 2025 hosting rights, it would be a fourth straight Afcon to be played in West Africa.