CAF to hold a meeting in Senegal to decide who will host 2019 AFCON between Egypt and South Africa

The Confederation of African Football says it will hold a meeting to decide which country will host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

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This follows a confirmation CAF made that two countries, South Africa and Egypt, have submitted their bids to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

CAF stripped Cameroon off the right to host the tournament because of concerns about the country's security and infrastructure.

One of the two countries (South Africa and Egypt) will take over the hosting of the continent tournament from 15 June - 13 July 2019.

According to CAF, formal applications have been received from the Egyptian and South African football associations to host the AFCON 2019.


It further said that the international consulting firm Roland Berger will now review the bids and seek additional materials and conduct inspection visits where required, adding that, a CAF Extraordinary Executive Committee Meeting will be held to decide on which country to give the bid to.

The meeting is scheduled to take place in Dakar, Senegal on 9th January 2019 

CAF will make an announcement after the meeting to announce which country won the bid.

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