Asian Country Wants To Host 2015 Nations Cup

An undisclosed Asian country has approached the Confederation of African Football (Caf) to host the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, a Caf Executive Committee member has revealed.

According to Alhaji MND Jawula, the Issa Hayatou-led body has declined the offer, despite finding it difficult to secure a suitable host for the tournament following Morocco’s withdrawal.

The north African country pulled out of hosting next year’s Nations Cup due to the deadly Ebola outbreak, and have proposed a postponement, but Caf said they will go ahead with the scheduled date of January 17 to February 8.

Jawula, a former Ghana FA boss, said hosting the competition on another continent would be ridiculous, but assured that a new host would be announced shortly.

“Now the choice is between African countries and surprisingly an Asian country is interested to host the competition on our behalf, but you know Caf is not very much in tune with that, that will not be very good for our (Africa) image,” he told Radio Ghana.

He said: “I can tell you that within the next five days, an announcement will be made to indicate the country, and it’s not too far from Ghana, just two hours drive from Ghana, that will host the competition.”

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