The Confederations of African football, CAF has issued a disclaimer on its website-cafonline.com denouncing persistent rumours that the TOTAL Africa Cup of Nations Gabon 2017 will be moved to another country.There have been widespread rumours on social media and some major news channels which report that the tournament will not be staged in Gabon with the tournament just weeks to be hosted in January by the central Africa nation.
In its statement, the continent’s football federation says “CAF regrets the fact that unfounded rumours are so broadcast without any regards to the basic principles of journalistic procedure. “
Persistent rumours, circulating over the past few days on social networks, and by some news organisations of relocation plan of the TOTAL Africa Cup of Nations Gabon 2017.
In the disclaimer, the authorities of CAF says:
“The Confédération 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.”