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2019 Africa Cup of Nations

2019 Africa Cup of Nations
Coupe d'Afrique des Nations 2019
AFCON 2019
CAN 2019
Tournament details
Host country Cameroon
Dates January 2019 (expected)
Teams 16 (expected) (from 1 confederation)

The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations is scheduled to be the 32nd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the football championship of Africa (CAF). The tournament is scheduled to be hosted by Cameroon.[1] The competition is likely to be held in January 2019.


After the CAF Executive Committee meeting on 24 January 2014, it was announced that there were six official candidates for the 2019 edition:[2]

Nation Last hosted
 Algeria 1990
 Cameroon 1972
 Guinea N/A
 Ivory Coast 1984
 Zambia N/A

This list was different from the list of the host nation bids for both the 2019 and 2021 edition of the Cup of Nations as announced by CAF in November 2013, with Gabon also on the original list, but Cameroon not on it.[3] Among the six official candidates, Algeria, Guinea and Ivory Coast also bid for hosting the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

Democratic Republic of Congo had originally put themselves forward as host candidates but withdrew in July 2014.[4] Security concerns and threats from various militant groups particularly in the eastern part of the country were an early issue with a Congolese bid.[5] Before bidding solo Guinea was part of a four-way joint bid with Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone and Liberia, similarly Zambia was originally part of a joint bid with Malawi and Zimbabwe. Other nations who expressed early interest in hosting were 2013 champions Nigeria, Senegal, and a joint bid of Kenya and Uganda.[6][7][8][9]

The decision of the host country was postponed from early 2014 to grant each bidding country adequate time to receive the inspection delegation.[2] After the final vote at the CAF Executive Committee meeting, on 20 September 2014, the CAF announced the hosts for the 2019, 2021 and 2023 AFCON tournaments: 2019 to Cameroon, 2021 to Ivory Coast, and 2023 to Guinea.[10]


  1. ^ "CAMEROON TO HOST 2019, COTE D'IVOIRE FOR 2021, GUINEA 2023". Confédération Africaine de Football. 20 September 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Decisions made by the CAF Executive Committee, convened January 24th 2014". 26 January 2014. 
  3. ^ [] (27 November 2013). "Six nations submit bids for 2019 & 2021 Africa Cup of Nations". 
  4. ^ "Football: DR Congo withdraw CAN candidature". Agence France-Presse. July 25, 2014. 
  5. ^ DR Congo bids to host 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Official Website. Retrieved 16 February 2013
  6. ^ DR Congo wants to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations BBC Sport. Retrieved 16 February 2013
  7. ^ Nigeria target 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Retrieved 16 February 2013
  8. ^ DR Congo bid to host 2019 Afcon Retrieved 16 February 2013
  9. ^ Kenya names Amrouche as coach, bids for 2019 Cup Star-Africa. Retrieved 20 February 2013
  10. ^ "Nations Cup: 2019, 2012 and shock 2023 hosts unveiled by Caf". BBC Sport. 20 September 2014. 

External links

International football (soccer) competitions hosted by Cameroon

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