Egypt officially bid to host 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

Egypt last hosted an Africa Cup of Nations in 2006 when the Pharaohs went on to lift the trophy. Photo: RR

NEWSROOM (ADV) – Egypt are likely to contest for the 2019 AFCON hosting rights against South Africa who were expected to submit their bid later.

The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) has filed an official bid with CAF to replace Cameroon as the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) hosts.

Cameroon was stripped of the hosting rights due to ill-preparedness.

Egypt’s interest to organize the tournament comes after Morocco decided against bidding as the EFA had earlier on said that they will not throw their hat into the ring if another Arab country bids.

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