Egypt to host the CAF AFCON 2019

Football 8 January 2019 12:40 GMT

Egypt has been awarded the rights to host the 2019 edition of the African Cup of nations after Cameroon had been stripped of the hosting rights.

Cameroon had stripped of the right to host the 2019 Afcon in December last year due to both delays in its preparations for the cup and the persistence of violent uprisings near two of the planned venues and awarded the 2021 edition instead.

Egypt who are the record AFCON winners on seven occasions and last hosted the event in 2006 edged out South Africa who had also bidded for the rights.

 

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