Africa, Sports

Egypt to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

CAF have announced Egypt as hosts of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. 

Egypt have won the hosting rights of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations for the first time since 2006 after beating South Africa 16-1 in votes. The Pharaohs have won it 2 out of the 3 times they have hosted; in 2006 and 1986. 
The tournament will run from 15th June to 13th July, 2019.

According to reports, one of the main differences in the bids was that
Egypt had full governmental support whereas South Africa was the opposite. Egypt will use 8 stadia in 5 cities (3 in Cairo)
Port Said (1 stadium). Other cities are Alexandria – 2 stadia, Ismailia – 1 stadium and Suez – 1 stadium.

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