It’s decided. Egypt will host the African Cup of Nations between June 15th and July 13th, 2019. The decision was announced following a meeting between executives of the African Football Confederation in Dakar, Senegal. The Egyptians will organize the tournament instead of Cameroon, the first place chosen to organize it, which has lost the right to receive the games due to problems in the infrastructure and in the security.

When the African Confederation announced that the Cup would be withdrawn from Cameroon, Morocco appeared as a favorite to host the event. However, at the meeting that set the official place, the dispute was between Egypt and South Africa, who were the only ones to apply. The Egyptians won with a total of 16 votes against only one of the South Africans – and there was still an abstention – and will be the hosts of the African Cup for the fourth time in history.

The 2019 CAF Africa Cup of Nations will have two new events: it will take place in the middle of the year and will have 24 teams – there used to be 16 participants until this new edition.

It is the fourth consecutive time that the African tournament has changed its place. In 2013, the finals should happen in Libya, but for security reasons, it was transferred to South Africa. In 2015, Morocco would receive the competition, but gave up, fearing contamination of its population by the Ebola virus – Equatorial Guinea took over the organization. And in 2017, South Africa and Libya could not host, and Gabon replaced the two countries.

This edition will be certainly interesting, for having more teams and making the world know more African talents that may be appearing. And Egypt will receive the competition with enough hopes to get the title, with the help of their main player, Mohamed Salah.

Popular

LEAGUES

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

MORE IN THE Sports

Sports
Monday August 3, 2020

Jorge Jesus dirigirá al Benfica: Parte II

Ganó cinco (5) títulos en un año con el Flamengo. Hizo historia. Y vuelve al club donde ganó...

Read More
Sports
Monday July 20, 2020

Los victoria de la Juventus en la Serie A celebrada en Verona

Este miércoles, Sassuolo dio la bienvenida a la Juventus para la jornada 33 de la Serie A TIM....

Read More
Sports
Sunday July 19, 2020

El sombrerito de Harry Kane aumenta las esperanzas del fútbol europeo para los Spurs

Este miércoles, Newcastle dio la bienvenida al Tottenham para la jornada 36 de la Premier League....

Read More
Sports
Sunday July 19, 2020

Paris Saint-Germain estableció la estrella de Man United como su principal objetivo este verano

Mientras se prepara para la reanudación de la Copa de Francia y la Liga de Campeones el 24 de...

Read More
Sports
Sunday July 19, 2020

¡El doblete de Benzema selló el 34º título de la Liga del Real Madrid!

¡Este jueves, el Real Madrid se convirtió en Campeón de La Liga por 34ª vez en su rica...

Read More
Sports
Sunday July 19, 2020

Inui anota cuando Eibar vence al Real Valladolid 3-1

Eibar dio la bienvenida al Real Valladolid para la jornada 37 de La Liga. En el estadio municipal...

Read More
Sports
Wednesday April 29, 2020

Chelsea firmará a Kai Havertz del Bayer Leverkusen

Chelsea es uno de los clubes que está aprovechando el paro mundial para remodelar su escuadra....

Read More
Sports
Wednesday April 29, 2020

El Inter de Milán apunta a Corentin Tolisso del Bayern

El Inter está aprovechando el parón de la temporada para buscar posibles nombres que puedan...

Read More
Sports
Wednesday April 29, 2020

El Inter de Milán quiere quedarse con Lautaro

No sorprende que, según los informes, el Barcelona esté interesado en Lautaro Martínez del...

Read More
Sports
Wednesday April 29, 2020

¡La Premier League espera reanudar los partidos en junio!

Según el periódico "The Times", los dirigentes de la Premier League estarían considerando una...

Read More