After a long battle of deciding what nation is to host the next CAF, Egypt has been selected to take on the role this year.
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.
Egypt was selected as the next host after the CAF executive committee found original hosts, Cameroon behind schedule and ended up being dropped due to delays in preparations and concerns over security.
This will mark it as the fifth time Egypt is taking on the role of hosting the African biennial football event after Morocco decided not to take part in the bid to do so.
Egypt was picked because its known for its international-standard venues like the Cairo International Stadium that holds 72,000 and Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria at 87,000 capacity.
The hosts have won three of the four previous tournaments they hosted, failing only in 1974 when they were beaten by Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo) in the semi-finals.