CAIRO, April 7 (Reuters) – Algeria, Gabon or Ghana will be chosen on Wednesday to take over as hosts of the 2017 African Nations Cup finals from war-torn Libya when the Confederation of African Football’s executive committee votes.

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All three countries, which have previously hosted the tournament, have sent ministerial delegations to deliver last-minute presentations to the committee before the vote.

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“We are up against some tough contenders but we think we have a good chance,” Gabon Football Federation president Pierre-Alain Mounguengui told reporters.

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Gabon, the favourites to win the vote, co-hosted the 2012 finals with neighbours Equatorial Guinea.

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Ghana hosted the finals in 1963, 1978 and 2008 and co-hosted in 2000 with Nigeria as late replacements when Zimbabwe was stripped of the right to hold the event.

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Algeria hosted the tournament in 1990 when they won their only continental title.

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Libya, where a civil war has brought all football to a halt, withdrew last year from staging the finals.

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CAF will also conduct the draw for the qualifying competition on Wednesday.

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