Egypt to host AFCON finals for the fifth time.


The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has officially announced that Egypt as the host of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Having had Egypt and South Africa as the only nations to submit a bid in regards to the hosting rights of the prestigious AFCON competition.

Original host nation Cameroon was stripped it’s hosting rights of the tournament in November because of slow preparations.

Egypt, which will host the tournament for a fifth time, has just six months to prepare for theĀ  24-teamĀ  which kick off date in June.

CAF has since offered Cameroon the chance to stage the finals in two years’ time, which has meant that the original hosts for both the 2021 and 2023 finals have been asked to delay their tournaments.


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