— Published 8 September 2023

Decision to come on CAN 2025 and 2027

The wait will soon be over. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced in a press release on Thursday September 7 that it was close to a decision on the two host countries for the African Cup of Nations in 2025 and 2027. They should be known at the end of a CAF Executive Committee meeting scheduled for September 27 in Cairo. The CAN 2025 was initially awarded to Guinea, but the continental body withdrew the organization last October, deeming that delays in the preparation of the tournament could not be made up in time. At the time, CAF explained that it would also award the 2027 edition of the 24-team finals of the African tournament this year. CAF said it had received bids from Algeria, Morocco and Zambia, as well as a joint project from Benin and Nigeria, for the 2025 edition. For the next edition, Algeria, Botswana and Egypt have expressed interest. A joint bid from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda has also been submitted. According to several sources within the CAF Executive Committee, quoted by Reuters, a compromise has been reached to award the 2025 edition to Morocco and the 2027 CAN to Algeria.