The Confederation of African Football have confirmed Egypt as host of the 2019 AFCON tournament.
The North African country ousted South Africa to claim the rights to host the tournament for the fourth time in the competition’s history.
Cameroon was stripped of the right to host the 2019 AFCON in December last year due to both delays in its preparations for the cup and the persistence of violent uprisings near two of the planned venues.
Following the decision on stripping the West African nation of the right to host, CAF opened a new bidding process, with Morocco and South Africa the initial favourites.
However, upon Morocco’s decision not to launch an official bid, Egypt stepped in and along with South Africa, were the only two countries to submit their candidacy to become 2019 host.
Egypt last organised the prestigious African tournament 13 years ago, where they lifted the coveted title for the fifth time in their illustrious history.
By El Akyereko
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