AFCON 2017 has not been relocated from Gabon- CAF

Persistent rumours, circulating over the past few days on social networks, and now relayed by news media of a reported relocation of the TOTAL Africa Cup of Nations Gabon 2017.

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The Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF) wishes to recall that, just as reiterated repeatedly during various interviews by its President, Issa Hayatou, there has never been any question of getting a substitute host country for the TOTAL AFCON Gabon 2017.

The latter will very well take place in Gabon from 14 January through 5 February 2017 in the cities of Libreville, Franceville, Port-Gentil and Oyem, where preparations for the tournament are going on smoothly, in perfect collaboration between CAF and Local Organising Committee.

CAF regrets the fact that unfounded rumours are so broadcast without any regards to the basic principles of journalistic procedure.

Source – CAFOnline

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