According to Mountakhab.net, Morocco will be one of the countries seeking to host the 2016 African Cup of Nations.
The decision is
reportedly part of a wider plan to rebuild the North African country’s ailing football
infrastructure which has been partly blamed for its inability to qualify for
both the World Cup in South Africa and the next continental competition which
will be held in Angola come January.
The Minister of Youth and Sport, Moncef Belkhayat, is
expected to make the kingdom’s candidacy official shortly. Naturally, Morocco
will have to submit a full proposal for hosting the event when the time is
Other countries that are reportedly also interested in
hosting the tournament are Kenya, DR Congo, Guinea, and Cameroon. Meanwhile,the
2012 edition will be hosted jointly by Gabon and Equatorial Guinea and the 2014
one will take place in Libya.
Rami Ayari, Goal.com