Morocco has been named the host nation for the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon), according to Caf President Patrice Motsepe.
The tournament will be held in the North African nation for the second time; the previous time was in 1988.
Morocco is the lone bidder after Algeria, Zambia, and a joint Benin/Nigeria proposal withdrew as competitors for 2025.
Morocco will have a better chance of succeeding in a joint effort to host the World Cup in Africa in 2030 if it hosts the Afcon.
Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda’s combined proposal for Afcon 2027 was chosen.
For the first time since 1976, when Ethiopia served as the host, it moves the premier men’s football competition in Africa to East Africa.
The following edition, Afcon 2023, will take place in Ivory Coast and begin on January 13, 2024.