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Morocco Disqualified from AFCON & Will no Longer Host Games

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Morocco has been disqualified from the Africa Cup of Nations, which will now hold elsewhere, the African Football Confederation (CAF) said on Tuesday.

It follows CAF’s decision to refuse a request from the Moroccan government to postpone the tournament early next year because of fears over Ebola virus disease.

CAF said it had received “some applications’’ to replace Morocco but did not say where the January 17th -February 8th tournament could now be held.

A CAF statement said: “Having firmly and unanimously notified on November 3rd its decision to keep the competition on the dates indicated, the executive committee confirmed that the Orange Africa Cup of Nations 2015 will not take place in Morocco.’’

CAF’s executive committee “has decided that the national team of Morocco is automatically disqualified and will not take part in the 30th Orange Africa Cup of Nations in 2015.”

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.

7 Comments

  1. chi-e-z

    November 11, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    Wow did they have to disqualify their national team as well? Africans we can take revenge/spite to a whole other level. Bring it to Nigeria we always welcome revenue.

    • Ada

      November 12, 2014 at 3:38 am

      Unfortunately, they think Naija is not safe enough (with Boko Haram)

  2. Neharra

    November 11, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    That’s good. I realized that some countries in Northern Africa like to segregate themselves from the continent. It’s great that they were awarded that pleasure.

  3. Hope

    November 12, 2014 at 4:05 am

    revenue indeed!

  4. Osigwe Paschal

    November 12, 2014 at 9:35 am

    Wow i love wat they did….they fink other Countries re fools abi

  5. jake ro

    November 12, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    Nehara —you are quite write., through my travels in europe where you have many population of them , they write about themselves as mediteranian people and not african.they have always said they are not africans.when they are not busy saying they are mediteranians, they are busy claiming they are arabs.they have this stupid superiority complex cos they claim they are whitez not blacks.infact tjose people innorth africa are indeed like pepple up north in nigeria , with very poor exposure and very little education.their culture and religion , just , like that of afganistan, pakistan, turkey and the rest of them.they are really mean , wicked and aggressive by nature, like born with it.always look down on black africans.they removed their name from african union that was why I was suprised hearing they want to host the african cup of nations.i wish other african countries will have the stomach to teach them a lesson in any way they can.they have been very insulting and disrespectful to them.

    • sam

      May 25, 2015 at 1:51 am

      You sound dumb and uneducated yourself. They are indeed Africans even though in your narrow hateful mind African means white. People don’t have to be black to be Africans as African is not a race but a continent and indeed they have every right to consider themselves Mediterranean as they all found around the Mediterranean sea. Your claims are due to self hate and low self esteem.

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