The Confederation of African Football (CAF) Executive Committee announced on Wednesday, September 27, in Cairo, Egypt, that the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) will be hosted by the East African nation of Morocco.
This decision marks Morocco’s return to hosting the tournament, with their last hosting stint dating back to 1988.
In 2015, Morocco was initially chosen as the host, but due to concerns surrounding the Ebola virus, the country requested a postponement, leading to CAF eventually revoking their hosting rights.
Additionally, the committee revealed that the 2027 AFCON edition will be jointly hosted by three East African countries: Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania.
This decision reflects CAF’s commitment to expanding the tournament’s reach across the continent.
CAF President Patrice Motsepe expressed his enthusiasm about the future of African football, describing it as “brighter than ever.”
He even went further to suggest that an African nation could soon clinch victory in the FIFA World Cup, showcasing the growing talent and potential within the continent’s footballing landscape.