HARARE — The Zimbabwe Football Association says it has submitted a bid to host the 2017 African Cup of Nations.
ZIFA says it lodged the bid papers on Monday at the Confederation of African Football headquarters in Cairo to meet Tuesday's deadline.
The CAF has re-started the bid process for 2017 after conflict-torn Libya withdrew as host because of security concerns.
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Ethiopia has also stated its intention to bid, while Algeria, Kenya, Ghana and Mali have expressed interest. Zimbabwe submitted a solo bid after failing to agree joint bids with Zambia and Botswana.There are doubts over Zimbabwe's ability to host the 16-team event. The southern African country has experienced dire economic problems, resulting in the complete collapse of its currency.
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