A close associate of FRMF President Ali Fassi Fihri and federal bureau member Karim Alem has confirmed that Morocco have presented an application to CAF which details Morocco’s interest in hosting either the 2015 or 2017 edition of the African Cup of Nations.
“We have submitted a complete dossier to CAF that fully meets their specifications. Only four stadiums are required by CAF. We’re very largely ahead of what’s demanded. We organized the AFCON 22 years ago and that gives very strong legitimacy to our candidacy. We’re going to do everything we can while staying within the rules,” he explained while speaking to Mountakhab.net.
Meanwhile, the country’s Minister of Sports, Said Belkhayat, seemed certain that Morocco would be awarded one of the upcoming editions.
“With this dossier that we’ve presented to CAF, the AFCON that will be hosted in Morocco will be the best edition in the history of this competition. Morocco is determined to organize these games in the best way possible,” he said.
Reports last week suggested that the Moroccans were only interested in the 2015 AFCON but it appears that they have also thrown their names in the hat for 2017 since there were doubts raised about whether CAF would award the 2015 edition to a north African country right after Libya will have hosted it in 2013.