Fish applauds decision to hand Egypt 2019 AFCON hosting rights

Fish applauds decision to hand Egypt 2019 AFCON hosting rights
Former Bafana Bafana international Mark Fish

by Staff Reporter

Tuesday Jan 08, 2019. 15:25

Former Bafana Bafana international Mark Fish has applauded the decision to hand the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations hosting rights to Egypt.

The North African nation pipped South Africa to hosting Africa's premier competition after Cameroon were stripped of their hosting privileges, having failed to fulfil the necessary organisational requirements.

Bafana Bafana now need to avoid defeat away to Libya in their final group game in March if they are to book their place at the continental showpiece.

"The best news I have heard in a long time because now Stuart Baxter and Bafana Bafana must go to Libya and get the result they need...Go and do it for Yourselves boys...viva Bafana Bafana...forward with SA football it’s the only way," Fish, who won the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations, tweeted.

Egypt received 16 of the 18 votes at the CAF Executive Committee meeting in Dakar, Senegal.

The Pharaohs will host the Africa Cup of Nations for the fifth time having also done so in 1959, 1974, 1986 and 2006.



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