Connect with us

African Football News

Al-Salam stadium to replace Port Said in AFCON

Photo: Fared Kotb/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

It has been announced that the will no longer host any 2019 AFCON as it was replaced by in Cairo.

About a month ago Al-Salam was officially removed from the list of stadiums set to host the 2019 AFCON. However the tournament’s organizing committee decided to take Al-Salam stadium back into consideration as a replacement for Port Said stadium.

Now the six stadiums set to host the tournament are the Cairo international stadium, 30th of June, Suez stadium, Alexandria stadium, Al-Salam stadium, and Ismailia stadium.

The AFCON was set to take place in Cameroon this summer. Nonetheless due to poor organization the Confederation of African Football (CAF) stripped them from their hosting rights.

READ| CAF confirm Cameroon will host 2021 AFCON

The CAF then announced in early January that Egypt will host the tournament after its bid prevailed over South Africa’s one.

1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. Mo

    March 15, 2019 at 4:42 AM

    Those things can only happen in Egypt
    They started to renew the stadium for the AFCON and they Broke up and took another stadium and let our stadium in Port Said destroyed.

    This is not because the stadium is bad, it is because then country is always against the City Port Said.

    For this reason i will not support Egypt in the AFCON. I hope that Egypt loses in the Group even if I am Egyptian. I am more Port Saidi than Egyptian.

    كسم مصر و كسم الإتحاد الكورة و كسمك يا شوبير يا ابن المتناكه فعلا

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.



More in African Football News