Egypt Announced as the hosts of 2019 Africa Cup of Nations


Egypt will have the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, the Confederation of African Football (Caf) has declared.

Egypt beat South Africa, the main other country to offer, by 16 votes to one with one abstention at a Caf official board vote in Senegal.

Unique host country Cameroon was deprived of organizing obligations in November as a result of moderate arrangements.

Egypt has only a half year to get ready for the extended 24-group finals, which kick off in June.

It will be the fifth time Egypt has facilitated the competition, the latest was in 2006.

Caf has since offered Cameroon the opportunity to arrange the finals in two years’ time, which has implied that the first has for both the 2021 and 2023 finals have been requested to postpone their competitions.

Caf had initially intended to name the new has on Wednesday 9 January.

Ivory Coast, which was set to have the 2021, has challenged the choice at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Guinea’s football alliance declared on Monday that it has consented to move its arranging of the Nations Cup from 2023 to 2025.

Tuesday’s declaration occurred in the Senegalese capital Dakar, which will have Caf’s yearly honors function later in the day.

Egypt’s Mohamed Salah is hoping to hold his title as he goes up against Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Senegal’s Sadio Mane for the African Player of the Year grant.


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