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CAF announces date for 2025 AFCON, WAFCON

THE Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced the dates for the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) and the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON), to be held in Morocco.

The CAF president, Patrice Motsepe, on Friday, June 21, confirmed that AFCON would run from December 21, 2025, to January 18, 2026, adding that WAFCON would hold from July 5, 2025, to July 26 of the same year. Both games will be held in Morocco.

Expressing confidence in the success of both games, the Motsepe acknowledged the growth of women’s and men’s football in Africa.

“I am confident that the CAF AFCON Morocco 2025 will be extremely successful and the best AFCON in the history of this competition.

“The immense growth of women’s football in Africa is also impressive, and I expect the CAF Total Energies and WAFCON Morocco 2024 to be equally successful,” he said.


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    After extensive discussions with stakeholders, due to complex international and domestic match calendars, the AFCON dates, originally scheduled for June and July 2025, were moved to avoid clashing with the inaugural expanded Club World Cup in the United States, to be held from June 15 to July 13 2025.

    The CAF stressed its commitment to upholding the rights of African players participating in international leagues and cultivating positive connections with bodies including the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA), the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), and the European Club Association (ECA).

    The Fédération Royale Marocaine de Football (FRMF) President, Fouzi Lekjaa, shared his vision, expressing hope that the CAF Total Energies AFCON Morocco 2025 would be a spectacular event honouring Africa, adding that Morocco would provide the best atmosphere to welcome all of Africa and the world.

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