The Confederation of African Football [CAF] says its body is unaware of any change of venue for the Gabon 2017 Nations Cup.
According to the continent’s football governing body, Gabon remains the official country who will host the Continental tournament which begins in January, 2017.
A publication on CAF website reads ’’Persistent rumours, circulating over the past few days on social networks, and now relayed by news media of a reported relocation of the TOTAL Africa Cup of Nations Gabon 2017.
The publication added’’ The Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF) wishes to recall that, just as reiterated repeatedly during various interviews by its President, Issa Hayatou, there has never been any question of getting a substitute host country for the TOTAL AFCON Gabon 2017.
‘’The latter will very well take place in Gabon from 14 January through 5 February 2017 in the cities of Libreville, Franceville, Port-Gentil and Oyem, where preparations for the tournament are going on smoothly, in perfect collaboration between CAF and Local Organising Committee’’.
CAF regrets the fact that unfounded rumours are so broadcast without any regards to the basic principles of journalistic procedure.