CAF Decide Not to Re-Schedule 2015 Africa Cup of Nations

November 4, 2014

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has confirmed the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) will go ahead as planned in January and has given hosts Morocco until Saturday to decide if it will stage the tournament.

The Moroccan Government wanted the tournament to be delayed until June due to concerns over the Ebola virus and fans from the most affected areas in West Africa travelling to the host nation.

The Royal Moroccan Football Federation now has four days to decide if they still wish to host the AFCON from January 17 – 8 February 2015 and this deadline has also been given to any countries wanting to step in as replacement hosts.

A final decision will be made in Cairo, cheap Egypt, on November 11.

Following a meeting in the Moroccan capital Rabat yesterday, CAF said that it was “unanimous on keeping competition on the dates, namely from January 17 to February 8, 2015.”

“The meeting of the CAF Executive Committee in Algiers on Sunday considered the request from the Ministry of Youth and Sports in Morocco for a postponement and was unanimous on keeping the competition on the dates scheduled,” said CAF in a statement.

“CAF have asked the Royal Moroccan Football Federation to clarify the position of Morocco by no later than November 8.

“Time given to Morocco applies to other associations wishing to organise the Nations Cup on the dates agreed as long as hosting requirements are met.”

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