Algeria announced it was withdrawing its requests Morocco will host the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations Algeria announced it was withdrawing its requests Morocco will host the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations

Algeria announced it was withdrawing its requests Morocco will host the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations

Algeria announced it was withdrawing its requests Morocco will host the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations

London : Morocco won the right to host the 2025 African Cup of Nations after Nigeria and Benin withdrew their joint bid, while Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda won the right to host the 2027 edition, according to what the Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced on Wednesday during its committee meeting. Executive office in Cairo.Morocco will host the continental finals for the second time in its history after the 1988 edition, which was won by Cameroon, after Algeria withdrew yesterday, Tuesday, from the nomination race for the 2025 editions, and then the joint bid of Nigeria and Benin on Wednesday, with the aim of “supporting the candidacy of the Atlas Lions country to host the 2030 World Cup, along with Spain and Portugal,” according to the statement. What was stated by the President of the Confederation of African Football, South African Patrice Motsepe.But the Algerian Federation reported on Tuesday that this withdrawal “comes due to the new approach followed by the Federation in the strategy of developing football in Algeria,” adding, “The Federation is focusing its efforts on reorganizing and revitalizing football in Algeria, and it also reiterates its firm commitment to developing African football.”

Morocco had previously won the right to host the 2015 edition, but requested its postponement due to the outbreak of the Ebola epidemic, which prompted the African Union to withdraw it from it.

Morocco had previously won the right to host the 2015 edition, but requested its postponement due to the outbreak of the Ebola epidemic, which prompted the African Union to withdraw it from it.According to Agence France-Presse, Motsepe said that there is an agreement within the African Union to support the votes of its fifty members in support of the Moroccan bid in the race to win the 2030 organization, adding, “The Moroccan bid to organize the 2025 African Nations came in conformity with all the standards set by CAF, and we followed all the successes that it achieved.” Morocco achieved this recently in all the football events it hosted.”Motsepe expressed his “great pride” in Morocco, which surprised the world at the end of last year in Qatar after achieving the achievement of becoming the first African country to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup. He expected that “Morocco will organize the 2025 Africa Nations according to international standards, to present itself as a strong candidate to host the 2030 World Cup.” “In its joint file with Spain and Portugal.According to him, all 22 members present at the meeting voted in favor of Morocco.Motsepe considered that Morocco’s candidacy to host the 2030 World Cup “is not a candidacy for an African country, but rather a candidacy for all of Africa, and we are all seeking to help it within the framework of developing the game and the infrastructure within the continent.”The statement of the CAF President could raise controversy,and Motsepe’s words in claiming, as it appears, that Algeria’s withdrawal of its candidacy file is to “support Morocco’s candidacy to host the 2030 World Cup, along with Spain and Portugal,” would raise controversy in Algeria, since even though Algeria had previously voted in favor of Morocco to host the next World Cup in 2026, despite the political differences between the two countries, while other Arab countries did not vote for Morocco but rather supported the United States, Mexico and Canada hosting the occasion. However, Algeria’s decision to withdraw its candidacy to host the African Nations Football Championship in its two versions for the years 2025 and 2027, was not in accordance with The story of the President of the Confederation of African Football.

The President of the Algerian Football Federation, Walid Sadi, said yesterday, Tuesday, that his country had decided to withdraw its candidacy to host the African Nations Football Championship in its two versions for the years 2025 and 2027.

Algerian state television quoted Sadi as saying, “Algeria has officially withdrawn its candidacy to host the 2025 and 2027 African Cup of Nations,” without providing reasons for the decision.

The announcement of the decision came a few days after Sadi was installed as head of the Algerian Football Association in a ceremony at its headquarters in the capital.

Last Thursday, Sadi was elected president of the Algerian Football Federation, succeeding Djahid Zvezif after his resignation from his position in mid-July.

On Monday, the Algerian journalist for the Qatari “BeIN Sports” channels, Hafid Draghi, published a blog post on Facebook in which he said that “as was expected, the Algerian Football Federation officially addresses the CAF and announces the withdrawal of its candidacy file to host the 2025 and 2027 Africa Cup of Nations finals, because it is no longer... "One of his priorities."

Draghi added, “The Algerian Federation prefers to focus on cleaning the football house, reviving Algerian football, and striving to win continental titles wherever they are organized.”

Draghi previously stated that Algeria’s withdrawal of its files came “after confirming that the African Union had granted the organization of the 2025 edition to Morocco and the 2027 edition to Senegal, Nigeria and Benin equally in 2029.”

President of the Algerian Football Federation, Walid Sadi, said yesterday, Tuesday, that his country has decided to withdraw its candidacy to host the African Nations Football Championship in its two versions for the years 2025 and 2027.

In the fall of 2022, Algeria announced its candidacy to organize the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations after withdrawing the hosting of the tournament from Guinea due to its unwillingness to organize the continental event.

The Algerian Minister of Youth and Sports at the time, Abderrazak Sobkaq, said: “It is time for Algeria to organize major competitions and we will prepare the nomination file to host Cannes 2025.”

He added: “The delegation of the African Confederation of Football expressed its admiration for the existing structures and facilities in anticipation of the African National Championship scheduled for Algeria next January, which is almost the same as the conditions booklet for the African Cup of Nations.”

He continued: “In the recent past, Algeria has demonstrated its success in organizing major events such as the Mediterranean Games (Oran-2022), the Arab Swimming Championship, and the African Judo Championship.”

Morocco also previously announced the submission of its candidacy to host the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations finals, after officially withdrawing its organization from Guinea.

In October 2022, the President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Patrice Motsepe, announced the withdrawal of organizing the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations from Guinea, due to the lack of readiness of the country’s infrastructure.

2027 edition for Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda

As for the joint file of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, it surpassed the files of Senegal, champion of the last edition in 2021, and Botswana.

According to Agence France-Presse, Motsepe indicated that choosing the joint bid for Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania was aimed at supporting football financially and logistically, in addition to developing the infrastructure of stadiums, sports and medical facilities in that region of the central African continent, “and I believe that it will be a very successful tournament.” “It is an opportunity for investment and tourism in these countries and creating job opportunities.”

Last October, the African Confederation withdrew the organization of the 2025 edition from Guinea due to its delay in completing the facilities to host the tournament.Since then, the African Union has received requests for organization without deciding on the identity of the host country, before Motsepe announced last month that the host country would be revealed on September 27, while confirming that the assignment of organizing the 2027 edition will be decided on the same day.Before its withdrawal, Morocco and Algeria, in addition to a joint file from Nigeria and Benin, submitted requests to organize the 2025 edition of the largest African national team championship, which will be held with the participation of 24 teams.There were conflicting reports about the existence of an Egyptian file to run for organizing the 2027 edition, between confirmation by some sources and denial by officials of the Egyptian Football Federation.However, Motsepe resolved the existing controversy regarding Egypt’s file, confirming on Wednesday, “Egypt has not offered to run for hosting the 2027 African Nations, nor has it submitted a file to organize the tournament.”The African Union was scheduled to decide the identity of the two host countries at the beginning of this year, but it postponed its decision more than once before determining it on the 27th of this year.The 24 members of the Executive Committee voted after studying independent evaluations of each file, but politics and the promise of regional rotation complicated matters.Ivory Coast will host the 2023 edition, which was postponed from last June and July to next January and February to avoid the rainy season.

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