President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is expected to be present at the Stade Alassane Ouattara Stadium, in Abidjan for the final of the 2023 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) between Super Eagles of Nigeria and Elephants of Ivory Coast.
The match comes up on Sunday.
Confederation of African Football president, Dr. Patrice Motsepe, disclosed this on Friday while speaking at a press conference after meeting with CAF Member Associations’ Presidents ahead of the AFCON final.
Motsepe replying a journalist who asked him when Africa could host the FIFA World Cup again after South Africa did for the first time in 2010, Tinubu will be in Abidjan on Sunday.
“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.” he said.
Meanwhile, Vice President Kashim Shettima saw the Super Eagles beat South Africa 4-2 on penalties in the semi-final of AFCON 2023 on Wednesday after regulation and extra time had ended in a 1-1 draw.