Official says country needs more time to prepare for continental championship
ADDIS ABABA: The Ethiopian Football Federation says it has dropped its bid to host the 2017 African Cup of Nations and will focus instead on the next available tournament in 2025.
Ethiopia stated its intention to bid for 2017 but EFF President Junedin Basha says the country decided against it after recent meetings with Confederation of African Football officials. Junedin says Ethiopia needs more time to prepare.
The deadline for bids to be lodged was Tuesday.