South African Football Association officials have revealed that the Confederation of African Football (CAF) is offering the country the hosting rights for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament.
This follows a decision by CAF last Friday, November 30, to take away the hosting right from Cameroon.
CAF says Cameroon was delaying in preparing for the competition and had not tackled security concerns.
The President of the South African Football Association, Danny Jordaan revealed that, CAF leadership has asked South Africa to consider taking over as AFCON 2019 hosts.
Although the bid has been given to the South Africa, the association officials said they intend engaging government before taking a decision on the request.
Meanwhile some argument from some football experts is that, the decision by CAF to give the hosting right to the South Africa is monotonous because Morocco brought a bid but the authority refused them.
Morocco had bid for the hosting right of the 2020 FIFA World Cup but could not win hence, they put in the request to host the 2019 AFCON when it was stripped off Cameroon but it was refused them again.
South Africa hosted the competition in 2013.