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African Cup dates stay, Morocco given deadline

African Cup: Organizers say no change in dates, host Morocco has until Saturday to agree

African Cup dates stay, Morocco given deadline

RABAT, Morocco (AP) -- The Confederation of African Football says there will be no change to the dates of the African Cup of Nations early next year and host Morocco has until Saturday to agree to the schedule.

CAF has refused Morocco's request to postpone the continent's top football tournament because of the threat from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. If Morocco doesn't agree to hold the tournament on the planned dates of Jan. 17-Feb. 8, CAF says it will look for another host.

CAF says Morocco, through its football federation, has until Saturday to "clarify its final position."

Morocco asked for the 16-team tournament to be delayed because of the threat of fans arriving from Ebola-affected countries.


Updated : 2021-10-16 14:03 GMT+08:00