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Egypt to host 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

Afp, Dakar     8th January, 2019 11:43:33 printer

Egypt will host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations between June 15 and July 13, Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Ahmad Ahmad announced in Dakar Tuesday.

The CAF executive committee preferred Egypt to South Africa as replacements for original hosts Cameroon, who were dropped due to delays in preparations and concerns over security.

Egypt only entered the running to host the Cup of Nations when fellow north African country Morocco announced they would not bid to do so.

The star of the current team, Liverpool attacker Mohamed Salah, is favourite to retain the African Player of the Year award in Dakar later Tuesday.


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