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CAF offers South Africa AFCON 2019 hosting rights

South African Football Association president Dr Danny Jordaan has confirmed that Confederation of African Football, CAF urged South Africa to seriously consider hosting the Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON 2019 tournament.

The tournament was initially scheduled to take place in Cameroon, but CAF decided to take those rights away from them following delays in construction of stadiums.

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CAF offers South Africa AFCON 2019 hosting rights


Jordaan told the SAFA AGM in Sandton on Sunday that the continental football governing body has asked South Africa to seriously consider taking over as AFCON 2019 hosts.

The SAFA president returned to South Africa on Sunday morning after attending CAF’s Extraordinary Executive Committee meeting in Accra‚ Ghana, where the decision to dump Cameroon was taken.

The report also revealed that SAFA would meet the South African government first before making a decision on whether to accede to the request.

South Africa last staged the Cup of Nations in 2013 which was won by Nigeria.

The 2019 event is scheduled for June 15 to July 13, a change from its traditional January-February slot and it will be the first to feature 24 teams — up from 16 at the 2017 edition in Gabon.

178 Comments

  1. Good I think South Africa have better environment for hosting the tournament and with securities

  2. South Africa has hosted the World Cup before, they’ve even hosted the nations cup so hosting it again will not be an issue

  3. If the Cameroon stadium us not ready, should use the next available option, South Africa is a good option.

  4. That’s good, they have a point. 2019 is already here, any uncertainty should be cleared d of so as not to jeopardize the tournament in the coming year

  5. Why Nigeria was ignore by CAF to host in 2019, it may be because of militantly, corruption, above all insecurities in the country

  6. South-Africa has the required capacity to host the AFCON, congratulations to the fantastic African nation

  7. I think it’s a good decision to host it in South Africa since they already have good Stadium already. And it will help them tolerate outsiders more

  8. South Africa has hosted the World Cup before, they’ve even hosted the nations cup so hosting it again will not be an issue…that’s it

  9. Since the hosted in 2013 after hosting the world cup in 2010…This is a welcome development… that is if south Africa agreed.

  10. Worst decision have ever body forgotten how this same South African dupe Nigeria to force a draw is that how they will be host and manipulate their self to victory

  11. This tells us that africa is not even moving forward as long as sports and football is concerned , our economy is dead, no other country can host ACN if not SA

  12. Cameroon does not have ability to host the tournament, they should shift it to another country not south Africa.

  13. Is a shame for Cameroon that they couldn’t meet the target date for completion of the structures.they should not take it at heart..is the best decision taking by CAF to give any other host country that have the resources and structures to meet up in time..south Africa will not be a bad idea for me..they already have the infrastructures

  14. South Africa rocks because they have a stadium field to carry out such confederation,next time let Nigeria do the hosting.

  15. That is good. Since Cameroon could not meet up with time and preparations, South Africa can do the hosting!

  16. I think south Africa is ok, they have nice stadiums and well equipped facilities, so i think it is a nice idea from CAF

  17. Thumbs up to south africa should they accept the offer,maybe this will help Nigeria to win again…Lol

  18. South Africa on the go. That’s a good option and I think it would favor Nigeria. Because Nigeria used to win the tournament there

  19. The decision for South Africans to host The CAF is a good one since the Cemerounians Stadium is still under construction.

  20. South Africa should consider hosting it because they hosted in 2013,with a little touch,they will be ready to host it.

  21. Well since it’s still being considered
    Let’s see what happens
    Cameroon may even try to rush up with her stadiums and do the hosting

  22. Since South Africa has the facilities and all it takes to host the AFCON 2019 tournament, tgey should just go ahead to do it.

  23. That’s a good one, they have a good Serene environment for the tournament and good security guard as well

  24. South Africa were prepared even before the hosting unlike Cameroon. I hope when opponents play against South African, goals won’t be ruled out for offside? Lol.

  25. Is it anytime it has emergency for hosting caf they will give it to South Africa? That shows how developed they are

  26. That’s good, they have a point. 2019 is already here, any uncertainty should be cleared d of so as not to jeopardize the tournament in the coming year

  27. Pray they would have work on their security issue before then.
    Anything apart that, South Africa is a good place to host come 2019 if they consider it.

  28. It’s a good place for the hosting bt security should be at alert because of that mob violent activities

  29. South Africa host the 2019 Afcon would be ideal they have the structures and facilities. They hosted the world cup in 2010 which was quite memorable

  30. That is welcome continous development , because this is not the first time since the FIFA hosting in2010.

  31. Wow…..This Is A Good And Fair Offerings, I Hope They Use Ful Advantage Of The Priviledge Giving To Them Before Its Too Late

  32. Why not host this and keep Cameroon as the team that qualified as hosts , should Bafana fail to qualify they don’t play and the show goes on

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