CAF Snubs Zimbabwe Nations Cup Bid

The deadline for the applications was September 30 at midnight.The list of applications shows that Zimbabwe are not part of the bidders.

The CAF Administration has registered the following three (3) applications from its Member Associations: Democratic Republic of Congo, Morocco and South Africa.
This means that the Zimbabwe’s bid for the Nations Cup was not considered.

CAF has also revealed that the Nations Cup will be held in uneven year so that it does not clash with World Year which held in even years.

According to CAF website,the hosting rights for the 30th and 31st editions of the continent’s football extravaganza will be determined by the CAF Executive Committee at a meeting to be decided at a later date in 2011.

Gabon and Equatorial Guinea will jointly host the 2012 edition and Libya in 2013.

Sudan hosted the first edition of the Africa Cup of Nations in 1957 and 15 others have since hosted the biggest African football event.

Egypt have hosted 4-times (1959, 1974, 1986, 2006), Ghana also four times (1963, 1978,
2000[co-host with Nigeria), 2008), with Ethiopia and Tunisia each three times in (1962, 1968, 1976) and (1965, 1994 and 2004) respectively.

Sudan has hosted twice (1957, 1970) just as Nigeria (1980, 2000 [co-host with Ghana]).

Ten (10) countries namely; Algeria (1990), Burkina Faso (1998), Cameroon (1972), Libya (1982), Cote d’Ivoire (1984), Mali (2002), Morocco (1988), Senegal (1992), South Africa (1996) and Angola (2010) have all hosted once.