By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has suspended its bid to host the 2020 African Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) amidst CoronaVirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The qualifying tournament for the 12th edition was also suspended by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) after the CoronaVirus outbreak.
“The NFF’s priority now is the battle against coronavirus, which is affecting the whole world,” the NFF secretary-general Mohammed Sanusi said.
“We want to win the battle by getting a cure so that sporting activities will resume.
“We cannot start discussing or lobbying CAF now for the hosting right of the African the Women Championship when there is a global health issue affecting the lives of people every day.” He concluded.
Nigeria and two (2) time Champions, Equitorial Guinea bided for the competition before CoronaVirus outbreak.
Nigeria has hosted the competition three (3) times in 1998, 2002 and 2006 where Super Falcons emerged as Champions in all editions as hosts.
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