African Nations Cup: Morocco To Host In 2015, South Africa Will Host In 2017

African football governing body CAF has decided that Morocco will host the 2015 African Nations Cup, while South Africa will be the host nation in 2017.
The Executive Committee of the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) met on Saturday in Lubumbashi, DR Congo, to decide on the hosts for the 2015 and 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

Following the withdrawal of DR Congo a few months ago, South Africa and Morocco were the only two bidding nations left in the race, and today the decision of which nation would host first was made.

After deliberations and presentations by the two bidding countries, it was decided that Morocco will host the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations and South Africa, the 2017 edition, according to a CAF statement.

The CAF Executive Committee meeting took place in Congo ahead of today's Super Cup match between CAF Champions League winners TP Mazembe and Confederation Cup winners FUS Rabat.

Other host nation decisions made during the meeting placed Rwanda as host of the 2016 edition of the African Nations Championship (CHAN), while Morocco will host the 2013 edition of the CAF U-17 Championship.

South Africa proved their ability to host football events with a fine World Cup in 2010, while Morocco's infrastructure and plan for 2015 please CAF officials.

Both Morocco and South Africa have previously hosted the event in 1988 and 1996 respectively, whilst Gabon and Equatorial Guinea will jointly host the 2012 edition and Libya in 2013.

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