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Egypt win bid to host 2019 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations

Egypt win bid to host 2019 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations

have chosen to host the third edition of the in 2019, which determines Africa’s representatives to the Men’s Olympic Football tournament.

The top three teams in 2019 will qualify for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. The fourth-placed team will be pitted against an Asian side in a play-off match for a qualifying spot.

The tournament has previously been held in Morocco (2011) and Senegal (2015) in the months of November and December, with the Egyptian team finishing third in 2011.

This decision was reached by the CAF Executive Committee meeting held on September 23 in Accra, Ghana. Egypt beat South Africa for the hosting rights of the tournament. The 2006 Africa Cup of Nations was the last major CAF tournament held in Egypt.

Zambia had previously won the rights to host this competition but decided to pull out after their successful bid.

CAF was also to reach other key decisions at its Executive Committee meeting, among them were hosting rights of CHAN 2018, AFCON 2019 and the Women’s AFCON in 2018.

I have dedicated part of my time in this bad world to following African football. From CECAFA to WAFU, COSAFA to UNAF & even the forgotten UNIFFAC.

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