Sports Minister Thokozile Xasa confirms South Africa is ready to host Afcon tournament

The next edition of the Africa Cup of Nations will take place in June 2019, which means South Africa would have just over six months to prepare for it

Department of Sport and Recreation through Minister Thokozile Xasa, has confirmed that the South African government is interested in hosting the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations tournament. 

This comes after Cameroon were stripped off the rights to host the continental showpiece on Friday night. 

According to Caf, the decision was influenced by Cameroon’s lack of readiness to host the tournament. 

South Africa as well as Morocco appear to be the frontrunners to step in and replace Cameroon as the hosts. 

Minister Xasa was quoted by Eye Witness News (EWN) as saying that South Africa is ready to take over from Cameroon.


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