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Equatorial Guinea to host AFCON 2015

14 November 2014, 13:19Israel Ojoko

Lagos - Equatorial Guinea has been announced as host of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations to replace Morocco.

Morocco pulled out from staging the tournament for fears of the spread of the deadly Ebola epidemic.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) insisted that the January 17 to February 8 date will not change and disqualified Morocco from participating at the 2015 competition.

Also read: CAF set to name new AFCON hosts

There were reports CAF was considering giving the hosting right to either Angola, Egypt, Gabon or Nigeria.

But the body on Friday announced Equatorial Guinea, who were joint hosts of the 2012 edition, as the new country to stage the championship.

The four cities selected for the finals are Malabo, Bata, Mongomo and Ebebiyin.

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