Isinde and Nsimbi in action against Egypt. Credit: Photo Credits: King Fut
Hassan Wasswa battles for the ball with Mohammed Salah during Egypt vs Uganda. Credit: Photo Credits: King Fut

Egypt has been confirmed the host for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations at CAF Extraordinary Assembly on Tuesday in Dakar, Senegal.

Egypt received 16 votes to beat South Africa that got a single vote to host the June 15 to July 13 tournament.

Egypt will be staging the tournament for the fifth time. They last hosted the competition in 2006, but will be the first hosts of a 24-team tournament.

The tourney was initially to be hosted by Cameroon but they were stripped of rights due to infrastructural delays.

Uganda Cranes will be among the 24 teams at the tournament having secured qualification with a game to spare after beating Cape Verde 1-0 at Namboole in November last year.

Franklin Kaweru is the Editor in Chief of Kawowo Sports. He is an ardent basketball enthusiast.

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