AFCON STRIPPED OF MOROCCO HOSTING DUE TO EBOLA SCARE
Thursday, December 4, 2014
The 2015 Africa Cup of Nations will no more happen in Morocco, it has been affirmed by CAF.
The nation had asked for the delay of the opposition because of the Ebola episode in west Africa and neglected to affirm its plan to have the competition a weekend ago.
Notwithstanding being stripped of facilitating obligations, the Morocco national group has been precluded from the opposition, which is because of get under path on 17 January.
Morocco was at first recompensed the opposition in January 2011, beating off rivalry from Congo DR and South Africa.
Notwithstanding, late concerns over the infection prompted Morocco requiring the competition to be deferred because of 'wellbeing reasons managed by the most elevated peril'.
The Moroccan Ministry of Sport proposed it ought to rather be played in 2016 and 2017, yet the stand-off with CAF proceeded until an Executive Committee meeting in Cairo on Tuesday.
The panel observed a letter from the Minister of Youth and Sports of the Kingdom of Morocco requiring the deferment and, with CAF at one time adhering to its stance that the dates would stay unmoved, it was chosen that Morocco would not have the opposition.
Besides, CAF likewise expressed that Morocco would not be permitted to gimmick in the competition.
"Having immovably and collectively told on 3 November its choice to keep the opposition on the dates demonstrated, the Executive Committee affirmed that the Orange Africa Cup of Nations 2015 won't happen in Morocco," an announcement from CAF read.
"The Executive Committee affirms the continuation of qualifiers match-days 5 and 6, which will be held amid the month (14/15 November and 19 November), making ready for the capability of the 15 groups that will be joining the group of the host nation.
"As needs be, and emulating the refusal of the Moroccan party, the Executive Committee has chosen that the national group of Morocco is naturally excluded and won't partake in the 30th version of the Orange Africa Cup of Nations in 2015."
CAF likewise affirmed applications from countries excited to venture in and host the competition are generally considered and that the last determination will be made without further ado.
"The Executive Committee will conclude the determination of the effective National Association in no time and affirm the spot and date of the draw of the last competition in the meantime," CAF included.