Forget rumours that AFCON 2017 will be moved from Gabon

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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has denied rumours that they will be shifting the 2017 edition of their flagship competition AFCON from hosts Gabon.

The rumours recently gained grounds on social networks, and news media on relocation of the TOTAL Africa Cup of Nations Gabon 2017.

CAF reiterated various interviews by its President, Issa Hayatou that there has never been any question of getting a substitute host country for AFCON Gabon 2017. It emphasised that it will take place in Gabon from 14 January through 5 February 2017 in the cities of Libreville, Franceville, Port-Gentil and Oyem. It added that preparations for the tournament are going on smoothly, in perfect collaboration between CAF and Local Organising Committee.

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