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South Africa blame ‘politics’ for humiliating loss to Egypt

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | As South Africa reeled Wednesday after a humiliating defeat by Egypt in a contest to decide the new 2019 Africa Cup of Nations hosts, the blame game began. South African football officials said the 16-1 vote in favour of Egypt in Senegal Tuesday was “political” without offering insight. Confederation of …

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Egypt to host 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

Dakar, Senegal | AFP | Egypt will host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations between June 15 and July 13, Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Ahmad Ahmad announced in Dakar Tuesday. The CAF executive committee preferred Egypt to South Africa as replacements for original hosts Cameroon, who were dropped …

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South Africa bid to host 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  South Africa has formally bid to replace Cameroon as hosts of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, a senior football official told AFP Thursday. “We have submitted our bid documents,” South African Football Association spokesman Dominic Chimhavi said in reply to emailed questions from …

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South Africa eyes bid for 2019 Cup of Nations

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | South Africa’s football association (SAFA) said on Sunday it is considering making a bid to host the Africa Cup of Nations in 2019 after Cameroon was dramatically stripped of the continental showpiece. Though South Africa has much of the necessary infrastructure after hosting the 2010 …

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