Breaking: Egypt to host AFCON 2019

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The Confederation Of African Football (CAF) has confirmed Egypt will host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Egypt beat South Africa, the only other country to bid for the tournament.

Cameroon were stripped of its hosting rights in November because of slow preparations.

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

Egypt received 16 votes to South Africa’s one, CAF confirmed in a press conference.

Egypt, which will host the tournament for a fifth time and has just six months to prepare for the expanded 24-team finals, which kick off in June.

Today’s Echo had earlier reported that CAF will announce the host of the 2019 AFCON today, as stated by NFF President, Amaju Pinnick

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