CAF CAF Finally Confirms Date For 2025 AFCON In Morocco

Following much consideration and discussion, the Confederation of African Football CAF has determined the official beginning date for the next African Cup of Nations.

Since FIFA announced the timing of the Club World Cup in 2025, there have been heated arguments among game fans and stakeholders.

The continent’s top football governing body held a virtual meeting on Friday and set the tournament date.

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President Patrice Motsepe declared that the tournament would take place from December 21 2025 to January 18, 2026.

A statement made available on CAF website reads:

“The Confédération Africaine de Football (“CAF”) Executive Committee (“EXCO”) today announced the dates of Africa’s most popular and competitive football competition, the CAF TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations (“AFCON”) which will take place in Morocco.

The dates of the CAF TotalEnergies AFCON Morocco 2025 are:

Opening Match: Sunday 21 December 2025
Final Match: Sunday 18 January 2026

The CAF EXCO also announced the dates of the CAF TotalEnergies Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (“WAFCON”) which is growing exponentially and will also be hosted in Morocco.

The dates of the CAF TotalEnergies WAFCON Morocco 2024 are:

Opening Match: Saturday 5 July 2025

Final Match: Saturday 26 July 2025

The President of CAF Dr Patrice Motsepe said: “I am confident that the CAF TotalEnergies AFCON Morocco 2025 will be extremely successful and will be the best AFCON in the history of this competition.

” I am also impressed by the enormous growth of Women’s Football in Africa and I am expecting the CAF TotalEnergies WAFCON Morocco 2024 to be immensely successful.

“The announcement of the dates of the CAF TotalEnergies AFCON Morocco 2025 took much longer than expected, as there were complex and at times challenging discussions with various interested parties, in the light of the extensive International and Domestic Match Calendars.

“CAF is committed to protecting and advancing the interests of African players, playing in football clubs in Europe and worldwide.

“CAF is also committed to building mutually beneficial relationships with the ECA, UEFA, other Football Confederations and FIFA.

_We will continue to make significant progress in developing and ensuring that African Football is globally competitive and amongst the best in the World.

“CAF is grateful to King Mohamed VI of Morocco, the Fédération Royale Marocaine de Football (“FRMF”), its President Fouzi Lekjaa, the Government and people of Morocco for hosting the CAF TotalEnergies AFCON Morocco 2025 and the CAF TotalEnergies WAFCON Morocco 2024.”

The Fédération Royale Marocaine de Football President Mr Fouzi Lekjaa said: “We hope that the CAF TotalEnergies AFCON Morocco 2025 will be the best event to honour Africa and Morocco will make available the best conditions to host the rest of Africa and the World.”

“The CAF EXCO also resolved to host the 46th CAF Ordinary General Assembly in Kinshasa, DRC on Thursday 10 October 2024.

“Decisions were also taken to open bids to host:

The CAF Women’s Champions League 2024
The CAF TotalEnergies U17 AFCON
The CAF TotalEnergies U20 AFCON
The CAF Awards 2024

CAF has received attractive proposals from the Middle East for hosting the CAF TotalEnergies Super Cup 2024 which will feature Egyptian giants, Al Ahly SC, Winners of the CAF TotalEnergies Champions League and Zamalek SC, Winners of the CAF TotalEnergies Confederation Cup.


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