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CAF Announce 2025 and 2027 AFCON Hosts

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have confirmed Morocco will host the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations, while 2027 will be an East African joint venture.

The 2025 edition was due to be hosted by Guinea, but they were stripped of the rights in September last year as President Patrice Motsepe confirmed the bidding process will be reopened as they failed to show progress in preparing for the competition.

Morocco, Algeria, Nigeria/Benin and Zambia launched official bids and after the 2019 African champions pulled out it became evident the North African rivals were favourites.

They last hosted the tournament in 1988 as a backup after Zambia pulled out due to financial constraints.

It marks another major milestone for the 2022 FIFA World Cup semi-finalists after hosting several junior tournaments and back-to-back CAF Women’s Champions League tournaments.

The 2027 edition will be heading to CECAFA (East Africa) since Ethiopia in 1976, with Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania’s joint bid ousting Senegal, Egypt, and Botswana.

Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Köhler is an award-winning South African football journalist. Having cut his teeth in the industry working at Kick-Off Magazine, he is now iDiski Times' senior digital content writer. He specialises in breaking top African football stories and transfers with a major focus on the 'big-three' Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates and CAF inter-club and international competitions. In 2021 he was listed amongst the top-five journalists under 30 in Print Media for the AIPS Awards.