Morocco firm favourites to be named new Afcon 2025 hosts as Algeria bid for 2027 edition

Morocco are odds-on favourites to be named the host of the 2025 African Cup of Nations after they were omitted from the list of bidding nations for the 2027 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon).

Algeria head a list of four bids to host the 2027 African Cup of Nations, which the Confederation of African Football announced on Thursday, but Morocco are a surprise omission suggesting a compromise over the 2025 edition has been struck.

A statement said CAF revealed they have received bids from Algeria, Botswana, Egypt and a joint candidacy from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda for the 2027 tournament after the expiry of the deadline for declarations of interest.

Algeria and Morocco are the top two contenders for 2025 African Cup of Nations hosting rights but with Algeria now emerging as a candidate for the 2027 tournament as well, the way is clear for Morocco to be handed the hosting of the 2025 finals and then Algeria the tournament two years thereafter.

The four bids for 2027 would be subjected to an inspection in June and July, but CAF said a date for the decision on the hosts, traditionally made by its executive committee, was still to be determined.

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