South Africa could be in line to host the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations tournament, according to latest reports.
Morocco, hosts of the January 17-February 8 African football showpiece, said last week that they want the tournament postponed over Ebola epidemic fears.
However, the African Football Confederation (CAF) reacted by saying the scheduled dates stand, and that the issue will be discussed in Algiers early next month.
South African Football Association president Danny Jordaan is set to meet CAF president Issa Hayatou at the Africa Womenís Championship in Namibia this week, reportedly to discuss the possibility of South Africa hosting the tournament.
Algeria, Cameroon and South Africa will qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations if they win their qualifiers on Wednesday.
All have home advantage, with Algeria facing Malawi in Blida, Cameroon playing Sierra Leone in Yaounde and South Africa meeting Congo Brazzaville in Polokwane.
Ivory Coast, Gabon and Tunisia or Senegal could also secure places if they triumph and the other group result is favourable.
The Ivorians host the Democratic Republic of Congo in Abidjan, Gabon are away to Burkina Faso in Ouagadougou and Tunisia and Senegal clash in Monastir.
Defending champions Nigeria, record seven-time title-holders Egypt and 2012 winners Zambia have a different agenda, needing home victories to keep alive hopes of qualifying.
Nigeria meet Sudan in Abuja desperate to avenge a stunning loss in Khartoum three days ago, Egypt face Botswana in Cairo and Zambia play Niger in Ndola.
Algeria are the top ranked African national team and their slick passing had Malawi chasing shadows at times during a 2-0 home loss last weekend.
Meanwhile, Ivory Coast are looking to redeem themselves in their next Afcon qualifier against the Democratic Republic of Congo.
A win will see them in prime position to qualify for the 2015 AFCON tournament.
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