Egypt named as the hosts of 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

Egypt will host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, the Confederation of African Football (Caf) has announced.

Egypt beat South Africa, the only other nation to bid, by 16 votes to one with one abstention at a Caf executive committee vote in Senegal.

Original host nation Cameroon was stripped of staging duties in November because of slow preparations.

Egypt has just six months to prepare for the expanded 24-team finals, which kick off in June.

It will be the fifth time Egypt, which won the tournament when it last hosted in 2006, has staged the tournament.

Caf has since offered Cameroon the chance to stage the finals in two years’ time, which has meant that the original hosts for both the 2021 and 2023 finals have been asked to delay their tournaments.

Caf had originally planned to name the new hosts on Wednesday 9 January.

Ivory Coast, which was set to host the 2021, has protested against the decision at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Guinea’s football federation announced on Monday that it has agreed to move its staging of the Nations Cup from 2023 to 2025.

Tuesday’s announcement took place in the Senegalese capital Dakar, which will host Caf’s annual awards ceremony later in the day.

Egypt’s Mohamed Salah is looking to retain his title as he takes on Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Senegal’s Sadio Mane for the African Player of the Year award.


  1. sicho


  2. Frederick

    That’s great decision .

  3. Elijah

    That is good decision from the caf,Egypt has good reception.

  4. Osei


  5. Costa jr

    Thank God SA is not hosting

  6. Voice of a soccer fun.

    To bad for as zambian the 2012 Afcon winner good lucky to team that will win the tounerment.

  7. One zed manex

    Too bad for Zambia not to qualify but I will travel to Egypt for the finals

  8. One zed manex

    I will carry the Zambian flag high just to show to the world that I’m a die hard football fan for this nation

  9. Luck muwaya

    Zambia yena Kuwayawayafye, takataka boys bwafya sana.

  10. Sanks Tim

    And this nation was at war zohohona,,

  11. Jms

    Its unfortunately for Ivory coast yes they can protest they have a very big chance of hosting it this year as their date states their could have just enter changed with Cameron its not fair

  12. Ucah

    Egypt has hosted too many Afcons.

  13. silent bizzy

    That z gud decision

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