Egypt to host 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JUNE 12: A football fan from Egypt sing songs and waves a flag near Red Square ahead of the World Cup on June 12, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. Moscow and Russia are gearing up for the start of the World Cup tournament. FIFA expects more than three billion viewers for the World Cup that begins this week in Russia. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced that Egypt will be hosting the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

Originally, Cameroon had been the chosen nation to host the competition before being stripped of the honour at the end of November.

This was down to a delay in preparations after the amount of competing teams in the Africa Cup of Nations was expanded from 16 to 24.

Now Egypt will have six months to prepare for the 24 teams when they begin the Africa Cup of Nations in June.

“I want to thank the (Caf) Executive Committee for the trust, and I thank the government for this support,” said Egypt FA (EFA) president Hany Abu Rida, according to BBC.

“We organised the tournament on 2006 and that make us against a challenge to make better and better, we are ready for this honour.”

“The guarantee from government helped us to win against South Africa and that will help us to make a good tournament,” added Ahmed Shobair, vice-president of Egypt’s FA.

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Kasim Nuhu Adams believes Senegal or Ghana can win the Afcon

The 2019 edition of the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) will be played in Egypt from June 21st to July 19th and Nuhu Adams has chosen his favorites.

“The fans will be back again in the stadiums, which will be full in the tournament I promise.”

Egypt beat South Africa to host the competition with votes going 16-1 in their favour.

Eight stadiums are set be used for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations across five different cities.