Monday, 17 November 2014

CAF Picks Equatorial Guinea to Host AFCON 2015

Equatorial Guinea has bailed the Confederation of African Football (CAF) out by agreeing to host the 2015 edition of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON), a tournament clouded by fear surrounding the Ebola virus.

CAF’s persistence finally paid off. Morocco, fearing the spread of Ebola into its country, relinquished their right to host. As a result, CAF banned them from the finals, and more penalties are surely to come. 

Equatorial Guinea co-hosted the competition in 2012 with Gabon. Volunteering to be an emergency host for the 2015 AFCON, however, means that Equatorial Guinea has only two months to prepare.

Having hosted the competition just two years ago suggests the existing infrastructure will require little renovation to bring them to the standard required by CAF. Read More...


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