It's official. The African Cup of Nations 2019 will be played in Egypt.
It was revealed back in November that Cameroon were stripped of staging the tournament because of slow preparations and now a new host has been confirmed.
Egypt and South Africa submitted formal bids to host the finals, and it is claimed that Egypt won with 16 votes compared to South Africa's one.
The Egyptian Football Association confirmed the news on social media this afternoon:
Last year, Madagascar made history by qualifying for the African Cup of Nations for the first time in their history after beating Equatorial Guinea in their group.
The Barea have never before qualified for Africa's continental football competition, but they'll be heading to Egypt next summer after a 1-0 win against Equatorial Guinea left them on 10 points, and top of their group, with two games to play.
What a tournament it should be.
More to follow...