• Fri. Jul 19th, 2024

Morocco to Host 2025 African Cup of Nations

Morocco has been chosen by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, to host the 2025 African Cup of Nations, platinumnewsng.com is reporting.

Algeria, a strong contender alongside Morocco for the 2025 African Cup of Nations hosting rights, withdrew from the race just ahead of the crucial CAF executive committee meeting.

Nigeria and Benin also withdrew their bids for 2025, focusing on the 2027 rights. Remarkably, the committee unanimously voted in favor of Morocco’s bid with 100% approval (22 votes).

This decision follows the stripping of the 2025 edition from Guinea in October of the previous year due to concerns over the country’s slow progress, which CAF believed would hinder timely preparations.

These developments emerged after a recent executive committee meeting held in Cairo, Egypt, under the leadership of President Patrice Motsepe.

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