By the deadline of 30 September 2014, the Confederation of African Football received applications from seven Member Associations for the hosting rights of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.
The seven in alphabetical order are: Algeria, Egypt, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Sudan and Zimbabwe.
Nominations were opened on 23 August 2014, following the withdrawal of Libya, original host of the 31st edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, through a circular signed by the CAF Secretary General, Hicham El Amrani.
The host country will be decided by the CAF Executive Committee during one of its sessions in 2015.
The circular emphasized that due to the limited time frame for the organization of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, the CAF Executive Committee will focus on the host with acceptable infrastructure and facilities required (Stadia, Training grounds, Accommodation, Communications etc.) in making a decision.