Gabon beat Ghana and Algeria to host Afcon ’17

The central African country has beaten Algeria and Ghana to the hosting right of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations

Gabon has been chosen by Caf to host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

The governing body announced this on Wednesday afternoon in Cairo after the Executive Committee had voted after all bidding countries had made their presentations.

Caf president Issa Hayatou made this known just before the qualiifying draws were made.

AFCON 2017

Gabon beat Algeria and Ghana to the hosting right of the competition.

The tournament will come less than five years since Gabon co-hosted the 2012 tournament with neighbours Equatorial Guinea.

The oil rich central African country has been underlining its status as a veritable host nation with its hosting of the 2013 French Super Cup match between PSG and Bordeaux.