A major blow has hit Africa football as Morrocco who is supposed to host the 2015 African? cup of nations AFCON2015, HAVE PULLED OUT ..Reports coming through are that either North African neighbours, Egypt or 2013 hosts, South Africa could step in as alternative hosts for the African football spectacle.As reported earlier, Morocco submitted a request to CAF to postpone next year’s edition of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in order to stop the spread of Ebola; however CAF have responded by declaring that the tournament should go on as scheduled.
“This demand is motivated essentially by the last report from the World Health Organisation, which contained alarming numbers at the extent and spread of the virus,” said Morocco sports minister Mohammed Ouzzine on Punch Online Extra.Ouzzine was further quoted as saying he was not surprised at CAF’s initial rejection of their Ebola-motivated request.
“We understand CAF’s difficulty, but that said, never in history has there been such an Ebola epidemic,” he further told the site. According to Ouzzine, the large numbers of supporters the AFCON generates would be too large for the North Africans to employ strict checking and controlling measures.”We are speaking of a large number of supporters (at the Nations Cup), 100,000, 200,000, 300,000 or even more.’
FRANK OWUSU OBIMPEH.