SA to step in as emergency host of 2019 African Nations Cup


The South African Football Association (Safa) has taken a decision to accept the Confederation of African Football’s (Caf) request to step in as emergency host of 2019 African Nations Cup.

Caf’s desperate SOS to SA came just days after the continental body stripped Cameroon of the hosting rights‚ citing fears over security and delays in preparations for the event as reasons for the decision.

The request was discussed at great length at the Safa AGM in Sandton on Sunday afternoon and a decision was taken to express interest in taking over the event.

Safa president Danny Jordaan said that while they are keen to welcome the continent’s best teams to South Africa next year‚ the decision is dependent on the development of a business case and on…

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