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Egypt Confirmed As 2019 AFCON Host

Egypt Confirmed As 2019 AFCON Host

Confederation of African Football have announced Egypt as the new hosts for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations this summer reports Completesports.com.

The 32nd Africa Cup of Nations will hold from 15th June – 13th July this year.

Egypt beat South Africa to the hosting rights after Cameroon, were stripped of the rights to host the tournament late last year.

The announcement was made after CAF’s executive committee meeting on Tuesday morning.

This year’s tournament will be unique because the competition has been expanded to 24 nations and has moved from the usual January slot to June.

Egypt last hosted the Afcon in 2006 – they’ve hosted on four occasions in total.

Cameroon will host the 2021 tournament, with Côte d’Ivoire and Guinea welcoming the competition in 2023 and 2025 respectively.

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  • End of the for boastful south Africa

  • Iyanuloluwa 2 years ago

    pls where is seyi Ojo , josh maja and eberechi eze….to me…josh maja and victor osimhen are the solution to our no 9 problem and eberechi eze will provide a sordid competition with sam chukwueze for the no 10 position….coach rohr needs to consider this guys for friendlies…

    my only headache is this unavailability of a deep lying playmaker like Mikel…kelechi nwakali has the potential but he is not progressing…and Mikel will soon hang his boots…I just think we should keep on grooming nwakali like we did for iwobi …that will make good clubs interested in him

  • Jones 2 years ago

    So happy that way South Africa would not get automatic qualification (by hosting) I’m sure Libya would defeat them.

  • Great news. Never wanted SA to host it cos they were already starting to have a bloated ego. They better concentrate on getting a result in Libya, otherwise they’ll have to watch Afcon 2019 on TV.

  • They are also favorites to win that tournament

  • sir Vick 2 years ago

    Forget it Egypt are nations cup champion

  • Dr. Drey 2 years ago

    Vintage CAF…!
    No one can tell me Egypt has got better facilities than South Africa. South Africa can COMFORTABLY provide 14 world class stadia…infact 1 state/province alone can provide 6 standard FIFA graded stadia – FNB (90000+ seater), Orlando (50000+), Lucas Moripe (40000+), Loftus Versfeld (50000+), Ellis Park (60000+) & Mahkulong (20000+)- all 6 within a 100km area.
    Nevertheless, this year’s afcon promises to be very explosive. The North african teams tend to roar more when the afcon is held within their domain, and it is looking increasingly possible that all the teams from north africa will be qualifying for the 2019 edition….Tunisia, Morrocco, Libya, Algeria, Egypt…(Who remain…???) and apart from libya, the rest are potential semi finalists. And when you throw the likes of Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, DRC, Cameroon, Mali, Guinea and Uganda into the mix….yummy….cant wait for the tournament to kick off. It only would have been more befitting to have afcon games played in big, beautiful and well sculptured stadiums like those in south africa. But the ‘wise men’ in CAF have made their decisions and we can only wish the ‘winning’ country well.