Cameroon & Cote D’Ivoire to host Afcon 2019 and 2021 respectively

Caf have announced the successful candidates to host the 2019 and 2021 Africa Cup of Nations after an executive meeting of the body in Ethiopia on Saturday

Cameroon and Cote D’Ivoire have been picked to host the 2019 and 2021 Africa Cup of Nations tournaments respectively, winning the rights in the face of stiff competition from three other nations.

The decision was reached at Caf’s Executive Committee meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Saturday.

Bids from Algeria, Guinea and Zambia initially went unsuccessful, but Guinea eventually won the right to host the 2023 edition.

Algeria and Zambia still have the chance to apply to host the 2017 Afcon after Libya bowed out following renewed violence in the North African country.

Cameroon and Cote D’Ivoire will each be hosting their second Africa Cup of Nations finals after the 1972 and 1984 editions, respectively.

“This is great news and at the same time a call to commence hard work immediately in our country to ensure that we are adequately prepared before 2021,” Cote D’Ivoire football federation president Sidy Diallo told Goal.