Morocco likely to host 2025 CAN tournament

On Thursday April 27 2023, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced that four countries – Algeria, Botswana, Egypt, and a joint bid from Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda – have submitted bids to host the 2027 African Cup of Nations. Notably absent from the list of bids was Morocco, suggesting that a compromise has been reached over the hosting of the 2025 tournament.

Guinea was stripped of the rights to host the 2025 tournament due to inadequate infrastructure, and both Morocco and Algeria are said to be contenders for the event. With Algeria now bidding for the 2027 tournament, sources suggest that Morocco will likely be awarded the rights to host the 2025 finals, followed by Algeria two years later.

The decision on the hosts for the 2027 tournament will be made at a later date.