According to a report published moments ago by a Moroccan daily newspaper, As-Sabah, the African football governing body has agreed in principle to postpone the biennial championship till June next year or early 2016.
This detail is coming after a meeting was held in Yaoundé, Cameroon on Wednesday between CAF President, Issa Hayatou and representatives of the Moroccan Ministry of Sports, the Moroccan football association (FRMF) and the country’s health authorities.
A source that attended the meeting had informed newsmen that the North African country had once again requested that the tournament be postponed from January to June 2015 or January 2016.
The report also stated that Hayatou would be willing to meet their request when CAF takes a final decision on Sunday when the Executive Committee of the continental body meets in Algiers, Algeria.
However, CAF has refused to comment on the matter.
It would be recalled that Moroccan had cited concerns over the Ebola outbreak in West Africa for its call for the postponement of the tournament.
No fewer than 5000 people have been reported to have died from the deadly disease in West African nations this year.
Earlier reports had revealed that South African Football Associations (SAFA) president Danny Jordaan is set to meet with the CAF boss Issa Hayatou to discuss a way forward as South Africa is set to replace the North African giants.
SAFA spokesperson Dominic Chimhavi, in an exclusive interview on Wednesday, told sport24, that a decision is not final regarding the matter.
Chimhavi also hinted that South Africa is just being considered as a possible replacement, should the royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) confirm their withdrawal.