They beat Ghana and and Algeria to the hosting rights of the 31 st edition of Africa Cup of Nations.
CAF Pesident Issa Hayatou announced the winner on Wednesday, 8 April 2015 following votes by the CAF Executive Committee. Delegations of the bidding countries presented their bids to the CAF Executive Committee.
Gabon co-hosted the 2012 edition of the Africa Cup of Nations with neighbours, Equatirial Guinea.
Original source: Gabon to host 2017 Afcon