August 13, 2022

Egypt and Congo Brazzaville are bidding to host the 2019 African Cup of Nations(AFCON), the continental football showpiece.

Egypt, which had hosted the tournament four times, announced its interest after Morocco opted out.

“Egypt is able to organise the competition and we would be proud to do so,” said Egyptian sports minister Ashraf Sobhi.

“The Egyptian people are always ready for such things, we have infrastructure of the highest level.”

Congo Brazzaville has also emerged as a surprise candidate, while CAF has offered the 2021 finals to Cameroon despite having previously awarded the tournament to the Ivory Coast.

Morocco ruled itself out as a host after Cameroon was stripped of the tournament, the country’s sports minister Rachid Talbi Alami said on Wednesday.

“Morocco does not intend to run for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations and will not do so,” he told AFP.

Morocco and South Africa had been seen as the frontline contenders to host the competition, which is due to start on June 15.

Cameroon had originally beaten bids from Algeria and the Ivory Coast to win the right to host the tournament, but saw it taken away by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) last month due to delays in preparation.

Morocco, which lost out to a United States/Mexico/Canada bid to host the 2026 World Cup, has regularly been reported as a possible replacement.

The 2019 Cup of Nations will be the first to feature 24 teams since CAF expanded the format from 16 countries.

CAF will decide on the host by December 31.

35 thoughts on “Egypt, Congo Brazzaville Bid for AFCON 2019.

  1. I just want to tell you that I’m beginner to blogs and really liked your web page. Likely I’m want to bookmark your blog . You absolutely come with excellent articles. Regards for sharing with us your web-site.

  2. Woah! I’m really enjoying the template/theme of this website. It’s simple, yet effective. A lot of times it’s challenging to get that “perfect balance” between usability and visual appeal. I must say you’ve done a very good job with this. Additionally, the blog loads super fast for me on Chrome. Exceptional Blog!

  3. You’re so interesting! I don’t suppose I have
    read a single thing like this before. So wonderful to find
    someone with original thoughts on this subject. Really.. thank you
    for starting this up. This site is something that’s needed on the web, someone
    with a bit of originality!

  4. Very nice post. I simply stumbled upon your weblog and
    wanted to say that I have really enjoyed browsing your weblog
    posts. After all I’ll be subscribing for your rss feed and I hope you write once more very
    soon!

  5. I really love your site.. Great colors & theme. Did you create this amazing site yourself?
    Please reply back as I’m planning to create my own website and want to find out
    where you got this from or exactly what the theme is named.

    Many thanks!

  6. whoah this blog is wonderful i really like reading your articles. Keep up the great paintings! You realize, a lot of people are hunting round for this info, you could help them greatly.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

%d bloggers like this: