Equatorial Guinea to host AFCON 2015

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Equatorial Guinea have been named as the hosts for the 2015 Africa Cup

of Nations, the Confederation of African Football has confirmed to the


Caf selected a replacement for Morocco after rejecting their request

to delay the 17 January to 8 February finals.

Morocco were concerned over the spread of the outbreak of the Ebola virus.

Caf subsequently expelled Morocco from the relocated tournament, which

will now be held in the country which co-hosted with Gabon in 2012.

Equatorial Guinea will now take on sole responsibility for holding the

16-team event, despite having only two major stadiums in the capital

Malabo and Bata.

It is not clear whether the new hosts will be able to play in the

tournament because the team was disqualified in July for fielding an

ineligible player in a preliminary qualifier against Mauritania on 17


Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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