CAF has asked South Africa to host the 2019 African Nations Cup tournament after Cameroon was stripped off the hosting rights.
The African football governing body (CAF) after due consultation with Cameroon Football Federation last week Friday, decided to withdraw the tournament from the country due to lack of preparation.
According to a message on South Africa Football Association (SAFA) official Twitter account on Sunday, CAF asked them to consider taking up the responsibility of hosting the tournament but SAFA said they will have to discuss with the government.
The statement read, “The SAFA President has told the SAFA AGM in Sandton on Sunday, 2 December that CAF has asked the Association to seriously consider hosting AFCON 2019.
“SAFA will, however, meet the Government first before making a decision.”
South Africa can boast of facilities to host the 2019 AFCON which will see for the first time 24 teams competing for the title.