Equatorial Guinea has been confirmed as the new host country for the 2015 African Nations Cup, replacing Morocco.
The African Football Confederation (CAF) confirmed the news on Friday, saying that Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo had agreed after a meeting with CAF president Issa Hayatou.
CAF said the dates for the tournament will remain Jan. 17-Feb. 8 after Morocco was dumped as host for demanding a postponement over Ebola fears.
Equatorial Guinea co-hosted...
Violence-plagued Libya conceded the country won't be able to host the African Cup of Nations in 2017 because of security concerns, throwing organisers into a frantic rush Saturday to find a new venue for the continent's top football tournament.
After announcing Libya's withdrawal as host, the Confederation of African Football gave countries interested in hosting in Libya's place until the end of September -- barely a month -- to submit their bids.
Algeria, Cameroon, Guinea, Ivory Coast and Zambia...
The Togo Football Federation admit they are "scared" of the Ebola virus and want their African Cup of Nations game moved away from Guinea after more than 300 people have died from the outbreak in the country, reports the BBC.
The first-round qualifying match is due to be played on Sep. 5 or 6, and though the scheduling responsibility lies with the Confederation of African Football (CAF), the national squad may be prevented...