Egypt has won the right to host the 2019 African Nations Cup (AFCON) after Cameroon was striped of the privilege to host the competition due to the slow pace of preparation and readiness of venues and for security issues.
After the decision to strip cameroon of the right to host the African Nations Cup CAF oppened a new bidding process between Morocco and South Africa.
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.
This year’s edition, which is the 32nd, has undertaken major innovations, with the tournament expanded to 24 teams up from 16, and moved to an off-season schedule instead of its former January-February calendar.
Meanwhile, CAF gave Cameroon the right to host the 2021 African Cup of Nations in hopes that its preparations will be completed by then.