CAF agrees to postpone 2015 AFCON to June

Africa’s football governing body has agreed in principle with Moroccan authorities to move the hosting for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations to June, the Moroccan media has reported.

According to the reports, the Confederation of African Football has agreed in principle to the postponement of January’s Africa Cup of Nations because of the threat of Ebola.

The reports follow a meeting held in Yaoundé on Wednesday between CAF President, Issa Hayatou and representatives from the Moroccan Ministry of Sports, the Moroccan football association (FRMF) and the country’s health authorities.

Morocco have again requested that the tournament, scheduled to be held between January 17 and February 8, be postponed voicing concerns over the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and proposed to move it to June 2015 or January 2016.

Issa Hayatou would be willing to meet their request, according to Moroccan daily As-Sabah.

However, CAF have refused to comment on the matter and a final decision is expected to be taken by Sunday when the Executive Committee of the continental body meet in Algiers.

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