RABAT, Morocco- Following the expiration of the 8-day-deadline given by the African Confederation of Football (CAF) to Morocco to give a final answer on whether it will host the competition on schedule or not, namely from January 17 to February 8, 2015, Morocco hold firm on its previous position stressing that the “the decision was dictated by serious health risks linked to the epidemic of Ebola.”
Morocco has called for postponing the African cup either to June 2015 or January 2016.
An array of African countries the CAF has reverted to, to replace Morocco as a host, have blatantly refused to host the event for the same reasons Morocco advanced: Ebola Fears. Most notably, the list includes Algeria, Tunisia and South Africa.
Other countries, on the other hand, namely Egypt and Ghana, have shown optimism mingled with pessimism and are yet to give a final decision.
It is worth reminding that Morocco will be hosting next month in Rabat and Marrakesh the 2014 FIFA Clubs World Cup.
The Moroccan Times.