2019 Africa Cup of Nations: Mohamed Salah & Egypt to pursue crown on home soil after winning hosting rights

The battle for continental glory will take place in June, giving the host nation little time in which to prepare themselves for a major tournament

Egypt will host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced, with Mohamed Salah and co set to chase down continental glory on home soil.

South Africa were the only other nation in the running to stage the tournament.

A vote held at a CAF executive committee meeting saw Egypt win the hosting rights for the competition.

The event itself is due to take place in June, meaning there are just six months for everything to be put in place.

The short notice is down to Cameroon having been stripped of the staging rights.

Slow progress in their preparations saw the relevant authorities take…

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