Confederation of African Football (CAF) have confirmed Egypt and South African football Associations as the new countries that submitted bids for the hosting of the 2019 African Nations Cup.
CAF had on December issued a statement for member associations to formally make their bid for the 2019 AFCON tournament after it stripped Cameroon of the hosting right due to lack of preparations.
A statement on CAF website on Saturday said with only South Africa and Egypt making official bids to host the tournament, the new AFCON 2019 host will be announced January 9 in Dakar, Senegal.
The statement reads, “Following the statement issued on 6 December 2018 concerning the process to agree on a new host country of the Total Africa Cup of Nationa 2019 (AFCON), the Confederation Africaine de Football(CAF) today confirm that:
” Formal applications have been received from the Egyptian an South African football associations to host the AFCON 2019.
“The international consulting firm, Roland Berger will now review the bids and seek additional materials and conduct inspection visits where required.
” A CAF Extraordinary Executive Committee meeting will take place in Dakar, Senegal on 9th January to agree on the new AFCON 2019 Host Nation. An announcement will be made by CAF after the meeting.
“CAF will make further statements when appropriate,” the statement added.