Ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, Egypt, has been announced by the Confederation of African Football, CAF, as the host for the competition.
South Africa was beaten to the hosting right by Egypt in a vote held at a Caf Executive Committee meeting.
Naija News recalls Cameroon, which should have hosted the competition was stripped of hosting the tournament in November due to slow preparations.
Egypt, which will host the tournament for a fifth time, has just six months to prepare for the expanded 24-team finals, which kicks off in June.
The earlier plan by CAF was to name the new hosts on January Wednesday, 9.
Ivory Coast, which was set to host the 2021, has protested the decision at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Guinea’s football federation announced on Monday that it has agreed to move its staging of the Nations Cup from 2023 to 2025.
The successful bidder for this year’s finals will have just six months to prepare for the 24-team finals, which are scheduled to run between 15 June and 13 July.
Today will also see, Egypt’s Mohamed Salah try to retain his title as he takes on Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Senegal’s Sadio Mane for the African Player of the Year award.