Egypt has been confirmed as the host of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations by Africa’s Football governing body CAF.
The country was vying for hosting rights with South Africa after Cameroon was stripped of the hosting rights citing failure to put up facilities in time.
CAF has made the decision today through voting, ahead of the awards with the tournament set to be held from June 15 to July 13.
South Africa received one vote, while Egypt garnered fourteen to clinch the hosting rights.
In a tweet, the body confirmed that “Egypt @EFA will host the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations.”
Initially, the event was known to be held at the beginning of the year, but as per the decision of the CAF Executive Committee on 20 July 2017, the Africa Cup of Nations was moved from January/February to June/July.
Among the countries that will travel for the tournament is Uganda.
Uganda Cranes qualified for the showpiece – their second consecutive AFCON after defeating Cape Verde 1-0 thanks to Patrick Kaddu’s header that found the back of the net in 79th minute at Namboole Stadium.