Morocco disqualified from Afcon

AFCON 2015Morocco were officially stripped of the right to host the African Nations Cup next year, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) said on Tuesday.

It has also disqualified Morocco from playing in the finals, which CAF said would go ahead.

The regional soccer governing body said it had received several offers from countries to step in as hosts for the tournament on the scheduled dates of Jan 17-February 8.

Morocco wanted a postponement over Ebola virus fears but this was rejected by CAF.

“Accordingly, and following the refusal of the Moroccan party, the Executive Committee has decided that the national team of Morocco is automatically disqualified and will not take part in the 30th edition of the Orange Africa Cup of Nations in 2015,” Caf said.

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