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Morocco dropped as AFCON host

11 November 2014, 20:55 Israel Ojoko

Cairo - The Confederation of African Football have confirmed that Morocco will not host the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, and punishment awaits the North African nation.

In a statement after Tuesday’s meeting in Cairo, CAF insisted that the tournament will hold on the scheduled date of January 17 – February 8, 2015 despite Morocco’s call for a postponement.

The North African country had requested a shift in date due to the Ebola outbreak in some countries.

Also readCAF weighs Morocco demand to delay Nations cup over Ebola fears

“Having firmly and unanimously notified on 3 November its decision to keep the competition on the dates indicated, the Executive Committee confirmed that the Orange Africa Cup of Nations 2015 will not take place in Morocco.” CAF said in a statement.

And sanction awaits Morocco: “The Organising Committee of the Orange Africa Cup of Nations will later apply the statutory provisions that are required due to a breach of the Royal Moroccan Football Federation regulatory and contractual provisions, including those set out in the Host Association Agreement signed between CAF and the Royal Moroccan Football Federation in April 2014.”

To begin with, CAF have disqualified Morocco from taking part in the 2015 AFCON.

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