The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has confirmed that South Africa and Egypt have submitted their bids to replace Cameroon as the host of 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
It would be recalled that the African football governing body stripped Cameroon off the hosting right due to slow progress ininfrastructures and security reasons.
The body has now confirmed one of the two Africa‘s giants will behosting the tournament from 15 June – 13 July 2019.
CAF confirmed the bid of the two Nations with the followingstatement published on its website :
Following the statement issued on 6 December 2018 concerning the process to agree on a new host country of the Total Africa Cup of Nations 2019 (AFCON), the Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF) today confirms that:
. Formal applications have been received from the Egyptian and South African football associations to host the AFCON 2019;
· The international consulting firm Roland Berger will now review the bids and seek additional materials and conduct inspection visits where required;
· A CAF Extraordinary Executive Committee Meeting will take place in Dakar, Senegal on 9th January 2019 to agree on the new AFCON 2019 Host Nation. An announcement will be made by CAF after that meeting.
CAF will make further statements when appropriate.
South Africa has hosted the tournament in 1996 and 2013, while theEgyptians hosted in 1959, 1974, 1986 and 2006.