The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has offered to host the U-17 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon).
On Monday the CAF Emergence Committee sitting on March 8th cancelled the tournament that was slated to take place in Morocco between March 13-31st. Some teams like Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia and Senegal had already arrived in Morocco.
But in a letter signed by the FAZ General Secretary Adrian Kashala dated March 10th, they have requested CAF to give them chance to host the competition.
“Following the cancellation of the U-17 Afcon tournament in Morocco, we wish to express our interest to fill in the gap created by hosting the tournament in Zambia on dates to be approved by CAF,” stated the letter.
“We firmly believe that we shall be up to the task drawing our strength from having successfully hosted the U-20 Afcon tournament in 2017 followed by the U-20 COSAFA tournament in 2019. We submit for your consideration and additional guidance as may be required,” stated Kashala.
The 12 teams that had qualified to play in the U-17 Afcon include; Uganda, Tanzania, Morocco, Algeria, Senegal, Mali, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Congo Brazzaville, South Africa, and Zambia.