The Confederation of African Football (CAF) is in search of a host nation for the 2017 AFCON finals after Libya announced it won’t be able to host the tournament.
This was revealed by CAF in a communication on its official website following a meeting on August 22 between Libyan Minister of Youth and Sports and included the president of the Libyan Football Federation plus CAF President Issa Hayatou.
“Secretary General of CAF, Hicham El Amrani, dispatched a circular on 23rd August, 2014 to all 54 member associations informing them of the decision and “opening bids for the hosting of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations,” read part of the statement on www.cafonline.
“The designation of the Host for this competition will be made according to the statutory provisions of CAF, especially in conformity with articles 27 to 47 of the Regulations Governing the Application of CAF Statutes,” a statement further revealed.
CAF announced that nations willing to host the tourney will file their applications to the Confederation with deadline set for Tuesday September 30. CAF went further to state that only nations whose applications that can satisfy needed requirements besides government support in a such a limited time will be given the opportunity.
“In addition to the government guarantee, and considering the limited time left for the organization of the 2017 edition, the CAF Executive Committee will select a host country whose dossier guarantees that accommodation, transportation and hotels facilities, as well as training sites and stadiums already exist,” The designation of the host country will be made at a meeting of the Executive Committee in 2015.