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Morocco to Host 2025 AFCON, WAFCON: CAF Announces Tournament Dates



Morocco to Host 2025 AFCON and WAFCON: CAF Announces Tournament Dates

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has officially announced the schedules for the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) and the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON), News About Nigeria reports. 

The highly anticipated AFCON tournament will be hosted in Morocco, with the opening match set for Sunday, December 21, 2025.

The competition will culminate with the final on Sunday, January 18, 2026.

This announcement follows a history of postponements for at least the past three editions of AFCON, including the one hosted by Côte d’Ivoire.

CAF also confirmed the dates for the WAFCON, which will precede the men’s tournament.

The women’s competition will commence on Saturday, July 5, 2025, and conclude with the final on Saturday, July 26, 2025.

CAF President Patrice Motsepe expressed his optimism about the success of both events.

“I am confident that the CAF TotalEnergies AFCON Morocco 2025 will be a resounding success, the best in the competition’s history,” he said.

“The immense growth of women’s football in Africa is also impressive, and I expect the CAF TotalEnergies WAFCON Morocco 2025 to be equally successful.”

The announcement came after extensive consultations with various stakeholders, addressing the complexities of international and domestic match calendars.

CAF reiterated its commitment to safeguarding the interests of African players competing globally while maintaining strong relationships with the European Club Association (ECA), UEFA, and FIFA.

Fouzi Lekjaa, President of the Fédération Royale Marocaine de Football (FRMF), shared his enthusiasm, stating, “We hope that the CAF TotalEnergies AFCON Morocco 2025 will be a spectacular event honouring Africa. Morocco will provide the very best conditions to welcome all of Africa and the world.”

Additionally, the CAF Executive Committee announced that the 46th Ordinary General Assembly of the body will be held in Kinshasa, DRC, on Thursday, October 10, 2024.