- Rwanda hosted the CAF U-17 Afcon in 2011 and the 2016 Chan
- Only Egypt (1997) and Nigeria (2009) have previously hosted the tournament on African soil
The Federation of Rwanda Football Associations (Ferwafa) has confirmed they will bid to host the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup.
This was confirmed by the FA boss Vincent Nzamwita in an interview with BBC insisting the East African nation has the capacity to host such an event revealing they are in final preparations for their bid.
“We have already submitted a formal request to Fifa to host the event and they have registered us and sent bid documents,” Nzamwita told BBC Sport.
“We have a dateline of 25 August to send the terms and agreement to Fifa and later start preparing the bid.”
— Rwanda FA (@FERWAFA) August 21, 2017
Rwanda has previously hosted an eight team CAF U-17 tournament in 2011 that produced among others Burkina Faso’s Bertrand Traore and also hosted a 16-team Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) as recent as 2016.
Only Egypt 1997 and Nigeria 2009 have hosted the 32-year-old competition on African soil.
Nigeria are the record winners of the event that will be played in India this year.