South Africa set to host 2019 African Cup of Nations


Johannesburg – South Africa’s football association (SAFA) said on Sunday it is considering making a bid to host the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in 2019 after Cameroon was dramatically stripped of the continental showpiece.

READ: Cameroon stripped as hosts of 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

Though South Africa has much of the necessary infrastructure after hosting the 2010 World Cup, cost could be a stumbling block and the final decision to bid would rest with the government.

“The Confederation of African Football has asked the Association to seriously consider hosting AFCON 2019. SAFA will however, meet the Government first before making a decision,” wrote the national team on its verified Twitter account which was then re-tweeted by SAFA.

The tweet followed SAFA’s annual meeting of its top…

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