Africa Cup of Nations organisers said today the death of former President Mohammed Morsi would have no impact on the security situation in Egypt and the tournament would go ahead.
A source within the African Confederation of Football, CAF speaking on condition of anonymity, said there was no reason that the tournament would be cancelled or postponed as a result of Morsi’s sudden death on Monday.
Egypt’s first democratically elected president who was overthrown after a turbulent year in power, collapsed and “died as he attended a hearing” over alleged collaboration with foreign powers and militant groups, the prosecutor general’s office said.