The Egyptian Football Association has made a dramatic U-turn over its stance on the Africa Cup of Nations – AFCON 2019, just eight days after opting out of the bid to host the continental showpiece.
The EFA previously ruled itself out of stepping in to replace Cameroon as hosts of AFCON 2019, and the latest development follows a meeting between the EFA president Hany Abo Rida and the president of Confederation of African Football (Caf), Ahmad Ahmad.
“We’re preparing a file to send to CAF and we’re waiting for formal approval from the government,” EFA’s Ahmed Megahed told BBC Africa about their latest decision concerning AFCON 2019.
(CAF) officially stripped Cameroon off their hosting rights for the AFCON 2019 which will be played in June 2019 after they failed to fulfill the necessary organizational requirements.
Megahed said Egypt is better placed than anyone else on the continent to host the expanded AFCON tournament next June and this comes after northern Africa neighbours, Morocco opted out of a bid.
“We have good facilities and none of the other African countries can be ready in this short time,” he explained.
“We have stadiums in Cairo, Alexandria, Suez, Port Said.”
Egypt are ready to organize the next AFCON fulfilling all the terms and conditions required by CAF between the 15th of June and 13th of July, per the statement.Fastest Paying Betting Site in Nigeria: Grab your 140% First Time Deposit Bonus Now — www.Sportybet.Com Copyright © 2021 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.