The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has chosen Egypt as the host of the 2019 African Nations Cup tournament after stripping Cameroon the hosting right.
The North African nation will host the competition for the fourth time and the first since 2006, the Pharaohs lifting the trophy on that occasion.
Cameroon had been due to host to the competition until being stripped of that right at the end of November due to delays over their preparations.
The announcement was made by CAF President Ahmed Ahmed after officials voted Egypt ahead of South Africa to become the host at a meeting which held in Dakar on Tuesday.
Egypt will stage the expanded Africa Cup of Nations from 16 teams to 24 in 2019 Cup of natio
Egypt will use eight stadiums amid the tournament, hosting in five different cities: Alexandria, Ismailia, Port Said, Suez and the capital Cairo.
Since stripping Cameroon of the current year’s occasion, Caf has offered the nation the opportunity to arrange the finals in two years’ time, which has implied that the first has for both the 2021 and 2023 finals have been requested to postpone their competitions.
Ivory Coast, which was set to have the 2021, has challenged the choice at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.