2025 AFCON To Be Played In July-August – CAF Official

According to AFP, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has struck an agreement in principle for the 2025 Cup of Nations to be held in Morocco in July and August of next year.

Earlier this month, CAF president Patrice Motsepe refused to confirm the dates of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, leaving organisers with little time to stage a qualifying campaign if it is held in January and February.

However, scheduling it in June and July of next year would conflict with FIFA’s expanded Club World Cup, which is set to take place in North America.

Speaking on the condition of anonymity on Monday, a member of the competitions committee told AFP that there was “an agreement in principle between CAF and the Moroccan Football Federation for the AFCON to be held during the summer, more precisely in July and August” 2025.

“This agreement was found with the support of FIFA after talks that began several months ago and which intensified during the last edition which finished this month in Ivory Coast,” the insider went on to say.

“The dates currently proposed are July 20-August 16 or 17, 2025.”

The last two Africa Cup of Nations were both rescheduled from their initial dates. Cameroon hosted the 2021 tournament, which was played in January and February of 2022. The most recent event was originally set for June and July of last year, but was rescheduled due to weather concerns.

Qualifying for the 2025 AFCON has yet to begin. A preliminary round will be contested next month.

Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania will jointly host the 2027 Cup of Nations.

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