Friday Oct 13, 2017. 09:30
Morocco, Ethiopia and Equatorial Guinea will know their fate this weekend regarding hosting the 2018 CAF African Nations Championship.
The Confederation of African Football is set to decide the new hosts of the tournament on Saturday as the three countries tabled bids to replace Kenya as hosts.
The international tournament for locally-based players is due to kick-off in January and the decision will be made at an emergency CAF executive committee meeting.
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Although CAF inititally announced that a decision may have come as early as the weekend of October 07-08, it will now come this weekend.
On the other hand, the BBC reports that the Africa Cup of Nations organising committee met on Wednesday and CAF president, Ahmad reaffirmed that Cameroon are still set to host the 2019 finals.
"At no time had any consideration been given to revisiting decisions already taken in conformity with the provisions of the Statutes and leading to the designation of Cameroon, Ivory Coast and Guinea, as host country of the next three editions in 2019, 2021 and 2023," a statement read.
"Our role is to best accompany Cameroon, which organizes in 2019, in a new format, to properly fill in the list of requirements of the host agreement."