Morocco to Replace Kenya as Host of 2018 African Nations Championship
The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has unanimously decided to grant Morocco the organization of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) in place of Kenya.
Morocco will replace Kenya, who had their rights to host withdrawn by Caf due to a lack of preparation.
The tournament for locally-based players is scheduled to take place in January and February 2018.
The decision to move the competition was made at an emergency Caf executive committee meeting in Lagos, Nigeria over the weekend.
Third candidate, Ethiopia, was not considered, after the country’s government failed to provide the required letter of guarantee.
The awarding of the tournament to Morocco also benefits Egypt, that were awarded Morocco’s place – now freed up as hosts – after being initially knocked out by their fellow North Africans in the qualifiers.