Thursday 22 March 2018

Africa Cup of Nations: Caf to reveal hosts in two to three days

Africa Cup of Nations: Caf to reveal hosts in two to three days
(BBC News Africa 11/12/14)
President of the African Football Confederation (CAF), Issa Hayatou

The new hosts for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations will be named in "two or three days", says the Confederation of African Football (Caf).

Caf president Issa Hayatou revealed the timeframe in a live interview with TV channel France 24 on Tuesday.

Hayatou added that the tournament dates remained 17 January to 8 February.

It was announced earlier on Tuesday that original choice Morocco would not host because of its fears over the Ebola outbreak on the continent.

Morocco had asked to postpone the competition until 2016 but Caf refused and expelled them from the finals.

When asked if he understood Morocco's stance, Hayatou said: "No, I do not understand.

"We have been in contact with the Moroccan Football Federation, I led a delegation to Morocco and we had much dialogue with them that the Africa Cup of Nations, which is our main event, cannot be postponed.

"Once you postpone this event, it will open the door for everybody to ask for a delay of any competition and we will no longer be credible. Read more at :

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