Morocco to Host 2015 African Cup


The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has awarded Morocco the hosting of the 2015 African Cup of Nations.

Morocco defeated South Africa, its only rival in the bid, which was awarded the 2017 tournament.

CAF also awarded to Morocco the hosting of the 2013 Africa Under-17 Championship.

The CAF decision is Morocco’s consolation prize after it lost in 2004 to South Africa the competition for last year’s World Cup.

Morocco hosted the Africa Cup once before in 1988.

The North African nation won the tournament in 1976.

Morocco has recently built stadiums in Fes, Marrakech and Tangiers to complement its venues in Casablanca and Rabat.

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