African hosts decision postponed
The announcement of the 2015 and 2017 African Nations Cup hosts has been put back 24 hours to Saturday, the organisers said in a statement.
African football governing body CAF said contenders Morocco and South Africa would make presentations Saturday at a conference centre in the southern Congo DR city Lubumbashi. Long-serving CAF president Issa Hayatou from Cameroon will then chair an executive committee meeting before revealing the two hosts at a media conference.
With just two candidates and two tournaments, the only apparent unresolved issue is the year that each country will host the showcase of African football first held 54 years ago in Sudan. But CAF sprang a surprise in Cairo at the announcement of 2010 hosts Angola, choosing Equatorial Guinea and Gabon for 2012 and Libya for 2014 (later changed to 2013) at the same time.
South Africa defeated Morocco 14-10 after the bidding battle for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ - the first staged in Africa - but this time two countries well equipped to stage the Nations Cup should both be winners.