The Confederation of African football Caf has become in his search for a new host for the Africa Cup of Nations in the coming year, seem to find it. A day before the expiry of the application period, Egypt agreed to officially, the tournament from 15. June to 13. July. The day before, had made it clear that as a replacement candidate for Cameroon-traded Morocco that it had no interest in the host role.

The Caf had on November 30. November, Cameroon the role of the host due to “substantial delays in the preparations” is removed and examined, since then, after a another Nation, can step in for the title defender. Until the end of the year, the Caf will announce the new sponsor officially. The seven-time Africa Cup of Nations winners Egypt for the last time in 2006, the tournament host, is expected to have the Supplement sure, if by Friday, no other candidates.

The Africa Cup of Nations in 2019 represents in many respects a first. On the one hand 24 take part for the first time, instead of 16 teams, also held biennial tournament for the first Time in June/July and not in January. By the change of date problems with the exemption of players from European clubs to be prevented.

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