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CAF to decide new African Nation hosts this Saturday

PICTURED: The Confederation of African Football (CAF) (Photo credit: CAF)

THE CONFEDERATION of African Football (Caf) will decide the new hosts of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) on Saturday, BBC Sport reports.

Morocco, Equatorial Guinea and Ethiopia all bid to replace Kenya who had their right to host withdrawn by Caf due lack of preparations.

The international tournament for locally-based players only is due to kick off in January.

According to BBC Sport, Caf had originally said a decision may have come as early as the weekend of October 7-8.

During a meeting of the Africa Cup of Nations organising committee on Wednesday (Oct 11) Caf president Ahmad reaffirmed that Cameroon are still set to host the 2019 finals.

In a statement, it read: "At no time had any consideration been given to revisiting decisions already taken in conformity with the provisions of the Statutes and leading to the designation of Cameroon, Ivory Coast and Guinea, as host country of the next three editions in 2019, 2021 and 2023."

"Our role is to best accompany Cameroon, which organizes in 2019, in a new format, to properly fill in the list of requirements of the host agreement," Ahmad said.

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