North African country Morocco has won the bid to host the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations.
This was announced by CAF President Patrice Motsepe on Wednesday, September 27, 2023 after the CAF Executive Committee Meeting in Cairo in Egypt.
It will be the second time hosting the tournament after staging it in 1988.
CAF also announced Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya as co-hosts of the 2027 TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations.
This goes down into history as the first time the tournament will be held in three countries.
CAF opened bids for hosting AFCON in 2025- the 35th edition- after Guinea gave up the rights due to inadequate facilities and infrastructure in 2022.
Interest was shown by Algeria, Morocco and Zambia as well as a co-hosting bid from Benin and Nigeria, for the 2025 tournament.
Meanwhile, the 2027 host which was scheduled to be announced together with the 2025 was contested by Algeria, Botswana, Egypt and a joint candidacy from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
This year’s Cup of Nations will be hosted by Cote D’Ivoire in January after it was postponed due to concerns about the rainy season in West Africa.