Morocco was awarded the hosting of the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations finals on Wednesday, replacing Guinea which was stripped of the right to host the tournament last year, while the 2027 rights were handed to a co-bid from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
Morocco won by default after Algeria, Zambia and a joint bid from Benin and Nigeria all withdrew before the vote of the Confederation of African Football’s executive committee in Cairo on Wednesday.
The North African country was a runaway favourite and will see the decision as a boost to its hopes of co-hosting the 2030 World Cup with Portugal and Spain.
It is only the second time that Morocco will host Africa’s most popular sporting event, almost four decades after the previous time in 1988.
- Mali beats Argentina 3-0 to finish third in FIFA U-17 World Cup 2023
- India vs Australia LIVE Score Updates, 4th T20I: Hardie dismisses Jaiswal after 50-run opening stand; Streaming info
- World No. 1 para archer Sheetal Devi aims for gold at Paris Paralympics
- Hero World Challenge 2023: Tiger Woods says, ‘I’m sore everywhere’ on return to action after eight months
- Indian sports news wrap, December 1