The Nigeria Football Federation have confirmed their interest in hosting the 2020 African Women Cup of Nations.
Nigeria last hosted the biennial event in 2006 where the West African giant claimed her 7th continental title. Nigeria have now declared her willingness to host African women’s biggest tournament and save CAF’s blushes after Congo-Brazzaville pulled out.
Ghana hosted the last tournament two years ago.
The Super Falcons are always happy hosts, having won the tournament as hosts on three previous occasions – 1998, 2002 and 2016. The Nigeria national women football side are also the current holders having claimed an 11th title overall in 2018.
The country’s top football administrators apparently believe it is the right time to host the women’s showpiece event again.
“We’ve formally written to Caf about the interest to host the event,” NFF’s director of communications Ademola Olajire told BBC Sport.
”We are working on the bidding documents and we should get it over to Caf soon.”
“This is the home of women’s football and the leading football nation in the continent.
“I believe it’s the right time to do it again. We’ve done it before and we believe it will be like bringing it home again.”
The Super Falcons is by far Africa’s most successful international women’s football team winning a record eleven Africa Women Cup of Nations titles.