Egypt to host AFCON 2019

Egypt have won the bid to host the 2019 African Cup of Nations which is slated to start from June to July 2019.

Both South Africa and Egypt sent their bids to host the tournament after the right was stripped from Cameroon.

CAF President, Doctor Ahmad Ahmad announced the North African country as host of the 32nd edition of the AFCON at a press conference in Dakar, Senegal.

“I want to thank the (Caf) Executive Committee for the trust, and I thank the government for this support,” said Egypt FA (EFA) president Hany Abu Rida.

“We organised the tournament on 2006 and that make us against a challenge to make better and better, we are ready for this honour.”

“The guarantee from government helped us to win against South Africa and that will help us to make a good tournament,” added Ahmed Shobair, vice-president of Egypt’s FA.

“The fans will be back again in the stadiums, which will be full in the tournament I promise.”

Egypt last hosted it in 2006 and won it.

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