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The Confederation of African Football

The Confederation of African Football also decided at a special general assembly in Rabat, Morocco, to rescind the membership of the semi-autonomous island of Zanzibar, which was accepted as a full member of CAF just four months

CAF president Ahmad said Zanzibar, which is part of Tanzania, was admitted against CAF rules. Zanzibar became CAF's 55th full member in March when CAF was under the leadership of former president Issa Hayatou.

FILE - A Thursday, March 16, 2017 file photo of New president of the African soccer confederation Ahmad of Madagascar, speaking at a press conference after being chosen at the general assembly of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

African soccer's biggest tournament could be moved from the start of the year to the European summer months of June and July, with the number of teams being increased from 16 to 24. The proposals for the future of the African Cup of Nations were made at a two-day meeting Tuesday and Wednesday in Rabat.