6 December 2018

Africa: CAF Statement - Total Africa Cup of Nations 2019

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Following the statement issued on 30 November 2018 and following the decision of the Executive Committee to withdraw the organization of AFCON 2019 from Cameroon, the Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF) today provides an update on the process to agree a new host country of the Total Africa Cup of Nations 2019 (AFCON).

CAF today confirms the following:

· Request for Applications to host the AFCON 2019 have now been sent to all CAF Member Associations;

· MAs interested in bidding must submit their bid books to CAF by midnight EET [Cairo time] Friday 14 December;

· From 15 December 2018, CAF will make a short list announcement, request further information from bidders and make possible on-site visits to complete the evaluation of applications;

· Once the technical evaluation phase has been completed, the CAF Executive Committee will decide the new host of AFCON 2019 which will take place in summer 2019.

CAF will make further statements when appropriate.

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