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Motsepe Confirms 2025 AFCON Dates

The Confederation of African Football president Dr. Patrice Motsepe has confirmed the dates for the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations.

The CAF Executive Committee met on Friday to tackle their scheduling nightmares around AFCON and WAFCON, among other matters.

The 2025 AFCON is set to take place in Morocco and was initially said to take place in June or July, but those dates clashed with the extended FIFA Club World Cup.

As a consequence, CAF now moved the tournament to 21 December 2025 and 18 January 2026.

“I am confident that the CAF TotalEnergies AFCON Morocco 2025 will be extremely successful and will be the best AFCON in the history of this competition,” Motsepe said.

“I am also impressed by the enormous growth of Women’s Football in Africa and I am expecting the CAF TotalEnergies WAFCON Morocco 2024 to be immensely successful.

“The announcement of the dates of the CAF TotalEnergies AFCON Morocco 2025 took much longer than expected, as there were complex and at times challenging discussions with various interested parties, in the light of the extensive International and Domestic Match Calendars.

“CAF is committed to protecting and advancing the interests of African players, playing in football clubs in Europe and worldwide. CAF is also committed to building mutually beneficial relationships with the ECA, UEFA, other Football Confederations and FIFA. We will continue to make significant progress in developing and ensuring that African Football is globally competitive and amongst the best in the World.

“CAF is grateful to King Mohamed VI of Morocco, the Fédération Royale Marocaine de Football (“FRMF”), its President Fouzi Lekjaa, the Government and people of Morocco for hosting the CAF TotalEnergies AFCON Morocco 2025 and the CAF TotalEnergies WAFCON Morocco 2024.”

Meanwhile, Motsepe also confirmed the dates for the 2024 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations, which is also set to take place in Morocco but initially clashed with the 2024 Olympic Games.

Banyana Banyana will defend their title from 2022, when it kicks off on 5 July 2025. It will run until 26 July 2025.

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