Finally, Morocco opts out of AFCON 2015 hosting


Morocco will not host the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, the country’s Sports ministry has said.

The kingdom’s authorities had expressed their concerns over the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa and requested the Confederation of African Football to postpone the tournament to June 2015 or January 2016, reports.

However, following a meeting of its Executive Committee in Algiers last Sunday, CAF rejected Morocco’s request, confirmed its commitment to keep the tournament as scheduled and asked the Royal Moroccan Football Federation to clarify the country’s position no later than November 8.

However, the Moroccans decided to stick to their positions, maintaining their request for a postponement of the tournament.

The continental body is expected to give its final decision on the matter Tuesday.

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