Egypt to host AFCON 2019 reviving Libya's hopes to qualify - News Summed Up

Egypt to host AFCON 2019 reviving Libya's hopes to qualify


CAF announced Tuesday in Senegal that Egypt will be the host of AFCON 2019 instead of Cameroon after it filed for the hosting together with South Africa. Egypt won over South Africa by 16 votes against 1 vote for the latter and one abstaining vote. This announcement was a warming news for Libya because if South Africa won the hosting of AFCON it would have qualified as the organizer and thus deprive Libya from the chance to win over it and have the second ticket for AFCON as Nigeria has already had the first ticket in Group 5. In the meantime, the Chairman of the Libyan Football Federation Abdelhakim Al-Shalmani sent a letter to the Chairman of CAF Ahmed Ahmed explains that Libyans are very uncomfortable that the hosting of AFCON 2019 could go to South Africa, calling for fair solutions to that can keep Libya's rights to play for the qualification against Bafana Bafana.


Source: Libya Observer January 08, 2019 19:07 UTC



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