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Egypt FA reveals number of votes received in 2019 AFCON bid

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The Egyptian Football Association ‘EFA’ revealed the number of votes received in its bid against for hosting the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations ‘AFCON’. 

It has been decided that Egypt will host the  after Confederation of African Football () announced it’s bid has prevailed over South Africa’s one.

The EFA said in an official statement that Egypt received 16 votes while South Africa won only one vote.

Nigeria’s representative abstained from voting while South Africa’s only vote came from Liberia’s representative Hassan Moussa.

Egypt received the votes of CAF President Ahmad Ahmad, Congo, Morocco, Chad, Guinea, Tunisia, Tanzania, Burundi, Djibouti, Sierra Leone, Mauritania, Uganda, Libya, Senegal, Burkina Faso and Malawi.

This will be the fifth time Egypt will be hosting the AFCON as the country hosted the tournament in 1959, 1974, 1986 and 2006.

In addition to being a hardcore football fan, Abdelrahman is a communications enthusiast who works in marketing, advertising, content creation and PR.

7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. The Truth

    January 9, 2019 at 6:58 AM

    Probably the only fair result. Now South Africa v Libya is a real match. Otherwise Libya would have been eliminated just because South Africa was hosting.
    Hopefully, Egypt can have stadia and hotels ready.

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  5. Ggi

    January 9, 2019 at 11:06 PM

    Good we didnt vote useless torinament

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