CAF to unveil new host of 2015 African Cup ‘shortly’

Morocco was thrown out of the 2015 African Cup of Nations and dumped as the host Tuesday after a CAF meeting on the matter. (File photo: AFP)

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) is set to announce the new 2015 African Cup of Nations host after Morocco refused to commit to the scheduled dates because of fears over Ebola, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.

CAF said it had received “some applications” and mentioned Nigeria, Angola and Gabon as possible stand-in hosts.

“These applications are currently under review, and the executive committee will finalize the selection of the successful national association shortly,” the African football body said in a statement.

Some countries, including Egypt, South Africa Sudan and Ghana, made it clear that they do not wish to host the tournament.

Morocco was thrown out of the 2015 African Cup of Nations and dumped as the host Tuesday after a CAF meeting on the matter.

The tournament, which is the body’s main money-earning event, is due to take place in January and February.

 

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