By Prince Dulzy
According to the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Equatorial Guinea will host next year’s Africa Cup of Nations.
After Morocco pulled out of hosting the tournament because of fear of the spread of the Ebola virus, it was up to CAF to find a new host.
CAF president Issa Hayatou promised to name a new host for the continental showpiece event this week and it seems he has fulfilled his promise.
CAF announced this Friday through their Twitter account that Equatorial Guinea will host 2015 AFCON after Morocco failed to meet Saturday’s deadline given by CAF. They maintained the competition be shifted to a later date because of the outbreak of Ebola, which has killed over 5,000 people in West Africa.
Some Opinion leaders also voiced out for CAF to postpone the tournament to at least June or July next year but that seems to have fallen on ‘deaf ears’.
The championship will take place from January 17 to February 8 and as it stands Morocco has been disqualified.
CAF president Issa Hayatou is expected in Malabo to finalise arrangements with the government of Equatorial Guinea.