VENTURES AFRICA – Confederation of African football, CAF, has announced the host nations for the 2019, 2021 and 2023 African Cup of Nation events. The wining host bids were announced at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa yesterday.
The continent’s football governing body have announced Cameroon as the hosts for the 2019 event. Cameroon bat off competition from Algeria, Guinea, Ivory Coast and Zambia. Cameroon have a rich history in the AFCON having won it four times and hosted once in 1972.
Similarly, CAF announced Ivory Coast as hosts of the 2021 edition as Algeria and Guinea both missed out. Ivory Coast were champions of the competition in 1992 and hosted once in 1984. The 2023 event’s hosting rights went to Guinea who have never hosted the event.
Algeria appeared to be the biggest losers as they missed out on the 2019 and 2021 events. Algeria have only hosted the event once- in 1990.
The AFCON was first played in 1957 with Sudan being the hosts and Egypt are te most successful nation on the continent with seven triumphs with the most recent coming in 2010.
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