Morocco Withdraws as AFCON 2015 Host

By admin on 16/10/2014

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 1,101

Morocco has withdrawn its rights to host the African Cup of Nations next year due to fears of the viral disease ebola, which has ravaged a number of African nations over the last few months.

The north African nation had previously made a request to the Confederations of African Football (CAF) for the postponement of the tournament which was set for January next year, a request CAF turned down.

With Morocco’s withdrawal however, South Africa is tipped to be handed the hosting rights following reports that CAF President Issa Hayatou met with South Africa Football Association (SAFA) President Danny Jordaan to discuss the matter.

South Africa was initially scheduled to host the tournament in 2017 following the withdrawal of Libya as hosts due to ongoing fighting there.

Egypt meanwhile had also indicated interest in hosting next year’s Nations Cup, stating its confidence in organising the competition under short notice having successfully hosted the tournament in 2006.


Source Nigeria football News

Posted on October, 16 2014

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

You may also like...
Abia @23 (Article)

We will accommodate the Igbos if you expel...

England makes the perfect start to their Euro...

Abia State Government to Create Link Roads Between...

Lassa Fever: Two persons confirmed dead in Imo...

How can we develop Ala-Igbo?


Delta LGA election results latest

Freeze Laments On The State Of The Country...

Strike: Why I Cannot Pay Workers 9-months Salary...

Governor Ikpeazu inaugurates Scholarship Board

Appraising Gov Ikpeazu as ambassador of Made-in-Aba brand...
News Abia Election Special (3) Abia Supplementary Polls Update (18) Abia Supplementary Result update (22) Appointments (8) Breaking News (195) Business (33) Campus News (3) Crime (95) Economy (99) Education (111) Entertainment (142) Fashion and Style (3) General (727) Health (106) Inside Africa (39) International News (302) Interviews (26) National (1857) Politics (784) Press Releases (105) Religion (9) Security (118) Sports (419) Technology (22) World News (87)





Latest News Woeful Eagles fail to soar, lose 2-0 to Croatia Zamfara Governor resigns as chief security officer of state World Sickle Cell Day: Vicar Hope Foundation moves to curb sickle cell disease Abia Speaker berates calls for scrapping of anti-open grazing laws Police Declare Lagos Trader Wanted For Murder Of Enugu Monarch Mimiko wants to launder sagging political image – Labour Party Man gets life imprisonment for defiling 12-year old girl Nigerian Govt approves N185bn for reconstruction of 14 roads Mimiko quits PDP, backs to Labour Party June 12: Buhari Deserves To Be Honoured – Maduka


Most Read Islamic agenda for Nigeria – Pastor Bosun (22,277 views) The show of shame that sealed Justice Uzokwe’s fate (17,228 views) 47 YEARS AFTER, HIS EXCELLENCY, COMMODORE EBITU UKIWE (Rtd) MAKES THE “OFO NDI IGBO” RECIPIENTS LIST (14,184 views) Breaking News : Dr Okezie Ikpeazu resigns from Abia State Environmental Sanitation Agency (ASEPA). (7,126 views) Lawyers accuse Lagos Police of working for PDP (6,949 views) Radio Biafra delivers AM Transmitter (6,626 views) ‘Why fuel scarcity persists’ (5,381 views) Nurse Justina Obi Ejelonu, one of the nurses that contracted Ebola virus is dead!!! (5,248 views) 2015: Abia’s plethora of governorship aspirants (5,042 views) Breaking News : 2015 - Abaribe withdraws from Abia guber race, backs Ikpeazu (5,037 views)