Morocco to organize CAN-2015, South Africa that of 2017
Lubumbashi (DRCongo) - The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has awarded Saturday at Lubumbashi (DR Congo) the organization of the African Cup of Nations (CAN) in 2015 to Morocco and that of 2017 to South Africa, host the last World Cup.
- Morocco, which has not organized most important continent's competition since 1988, is thus designated by the CAF, after several unsuccessful bids.
- South Africa, hosts of the 1996 edition won by its Bafana Bafana-(nickname of the national soccer team of South Africa), will once again host the tournament in six years, having successfully organized the first World Cup on the continent in the summer of 2010.
- Both countries were the only ones vying for the CAN-2015 and 2017.
- The CAF had appointed Angola as host of the CAN-2010, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon in 2012 and Libya in 2013.
- Ennaharonline/ M. O.