Rabat- The executive committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has decided, following its meeting on Tuesday in Cairo, that the African Cup of Nations 2015 will not take place in Morocco.
Rabat– The executive committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has decided, following its meeting on Tuesday in Cairo, that the African Cup of Nations 2015 will not take place in Morocco.
The decision also means that the Moroccan national team is ‘automatically disqualified and will not take part in the 30th edition of the forthcoming African Cup of Nations.’
CAF’s executive committee said that this decision comes after the Royal Moroccan Football Federation reiterated its refusal to hold the competition on the dates indicated (January 17-Februqry 8, 2015).
According to a press release issued by CAF on Tuesday, “the organizing committee of the 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.”
The executive committee of the governing body of African football has confirmed that it took note of some applications of national associations confirming their willingness to host the 2015 competition on the dates agreed.
CAF has also confirmed “the continuation of qualifiers match-days 5 & 6, which will be held during the month (14/15 November and 19 November), paving the way for the qualification of the 15 teams that will be joining the team of the host country.”
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