Egypt named hosts of 2019 AFCON by CAF
Egypt were awarded the rights to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations for the fifth time by The Confederation of African Football (CAF), ousting South Africa in the process.
Egypt received 16 votes from the executive committee, South Africa one and there was one abstention.
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.
The North African Country last organized the prestigious African tournament 13 years ago having first hosted in 1959, when the country was called the United Arab Republic and later in 1974, 1986 and 2006.
The 2019 tournament will see twenty four teams compete against each other and will be held between 15th June and 15th July.