The Head of State and President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo on Friday met with the President of CAF Issa Hayatou concerning the possibility for Equatorial Guinea to host the Africa Cup of Nations Orange 2015.
According to the Confederation of Africa Football website, following fraternal and fruitful discussions, the Head of State of Equatorial Guinea has agreed to host the tournament from January 17 to February 8, 2015.
Therefore, the Executive Committee of CAF confirms that the Orange Africa Cup of Nations 2015 will be held in Equatorial Guinea on the dates agreed, and the national team of Equatorial Guinea is qualified for the final tournament as a representative of the country host.
The four cities selected for the finals are Malabo, Bata, Mongomo and Ebebiyin.
The draw for the finals will take place Wednesday, December 3, 2014 in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.
The Executive Committee of CAF and President Issa Hayatou the report on www.cafonline.com stated, wish to express their sincere thanks and deep appreciation to the people of Equatorial Guinea, its government, and particularly to His Excellency the Head of State and President of the Republic Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo for the acceptance to host the 2015 African Cup of Nations after Morocco pulled out.
The North African nation requested that CAF postpone the bi-annual tournament due to fears of an Ebola outbreak.
Incidentally Morocco will host the FIFA Club World Cup in December 2014.