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Egypt launch video to back bid to host 2019 African Cup of Nations

Egypt on Monday launched a promotional video to boost its bid to host the 2019 African Cup of Nations.

The country’s bid was launched officially on 13 December; South Africa is the sole competitor.

The Monday video highlighted Egypt’s capability to take on the challenge and Egyptians’ passion for football.

The Pharaohs have won the prestigious competition seven times.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) stripped Cameroon of hosting duties in November last year due to delays in its preparations for the expanded 24-team tournament.

The 2019 finals will be the first to feature 24 teams rather than 16.

The 2019 AFCON is scheduled to take place from 15 June to 13 July, having been moved from January/February to avoid club-versus-country clashes.

Egypt has already hosted four editions of the cup: in 1959, 1974, 1986 and 2006.

CAF will choose the host country on 9 January.

 

Informations from Ahram.

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