Confederation of African Football have announced Egypt as the new hosts for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

The 32nd Africa Cup of Nations will hold from 15th June – 13th July this year.

Egypt beat South Africa to the hosting rights after Cameroon, were stripped of the rights to host the tournament late last year.

The announcement was made after CAF’s executive committee meeting on Tuesday morning.

This year’s tournament will be unique because the competition has been expanded to 24 nations and has moved from the usual January slot to June.

Egypt last hosted the Afcon in 2006 – they’ve hosted on four occasions in total.

Cameroon will host the 2021 tournament, with Côte d’Ivoire and Guinea welcoming the competition in 2023 and 2025 respectively.

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