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Morocco to host next AFCON from July to August 2025

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Isaac Kaledzi
Isaac Kaledzi
Isaac Kaledzi is an experienced and award winning journalist from Ghana. He has worked for several media brands both in Ghana and on the International scene. Isaac Kaledzi is currently serving as an African Correspondent for DW.

The next Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) to be hosted by Morocco will now take place from July to August 2025.

It was originally planned to take place from January- to February 2025, but the competition would now be held in the summer.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has agreed in principle for the competition to be held in July-August 2025 in Morocco.

The first 32-team Club World Cup is scheduled for June 2025 and to avoid interfering with the AFCON, the competition had to be slatted for July-August.

On Monday, an official from the committee in charge of competitions reportedly told RFI that there was “an agreement in principle between CAF and the Moroccan Football Federation for the CAN to be held during the summer, more precisely in July and August” 2025.

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CAF President Patrice Motsepe has not given signal of the exact dates for the postponed AFCON.

Qualifying for the AFCON 2025 are now for March 20 to 26 starting with a preliminary round.


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