CAF to announce AFCON hosts today

CAF to announce AFCON hosts today

by Staff Reporter

Tuesday Jan 08, 2019. 12:05

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) will today, Tuesday January 8, announce the hosts for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

The announcement was originally set for Wednesday, January 9, but CAF duly announced that the hosts will now be named on Tuesday ahead of the CAF ceremony for Africa Player of the Year.

Egypt and South Africa submitted official bids to host the showpiece after Cameroon were stripped of their hosting privileges last year, after they failed to fulfil the necessary organisational requirements.

Morocco initially stated their intent to host the tournament but later withdrew their bid.

The CAF Executive Committee are locked in meetings at the Terrou-Bi Hotel in Dakar, Senegal where a conclusion regarding the hosts will be made. The governing body will then host a press conference before tonights awards ceremony.

Egypt's Mohamed Salah is favourite to be crowned Africa Men's Player of the Year following a record breaking season with Liverpool and the Pharaohs.

The North African nation has hosted the AFCON tournament on three previous occasions. South Africa have welcomed the continent on two occasions, notable winning the title on home soil in 1996.

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