The choice is yours, Morocco.
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Amid the Ebola outbreak in Africa, talks have been ongoing over whether to move the African Cup of Nations, set to kick off in Morocco this January.
While other options were explored, such as moving the tournament to South Africa, no resolute decision has been made.
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After their meeting in Algeria, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has given Morocco a November 8th deadline to make a final decision whether or not the country will remain the host nation for the tournament.
#AFCON 2015: CAF ExCo asked Royal Moroccan Football Federation to clarify its final position of Morocco not later than 8 November, 2014.— CAF MEDIA (@CAF_Media) November 3, 2014
#AFCON 2015: CAF ExCo unanimous on keeping competition on the dates; namely from January 17 to February 8, 2015— CAF MEDIA (@CAF_Media) November 3, 2014
You can read the CAF’s full statement here.
With South Africa already ruling out the possibility to host the tournament, the CAF is running out of time to find a replacement should Morocco drop out. Health concerns are obviously the number one issue, but there are also financial and security issues that need to be addressed as well.
If the CAF wants the tournament to take place as schedule in January, they’ll be hoping Morocco doesn’t back out as host.