Equatorial Guinea to Host AFCON 2015 After Morocco Rejected over EBOLA scare

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2012 co-hosts of the Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea, have accepted the offer to host the 2015 edition after the withdrawal of Morocco to host the tournament as a result of Ebola.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced the new hosts via its official Twitter handle on Friday, November 14.

CAF President Issah Hayatou had promised to make the new hosts known by the end of this week.

A meeting between Mr Hayatou and Equatorial Guinea leader Teodoro Obiang Nguema was held before the decision was announced.

Capital Malabo, Bata, Mongomo and Ebebiyin will host the 30th edition of the tournament.

The draw for the tournament has also been scheduled to held on Wednesday, December 3.

Final qualifiers for the tournament are scheduled for this weekend and next Wednesday.

With the Central Africans as the new hosts, the Nzalang Nacional gain automatic entry into the tournament to join Algeria’s Desert Warriors and Cape Verde’s Blue Sharks as the qualifiers so far.


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