CAF expects Egypt to be ready for 2019 AFCON

CAF expects Egypt to be ready for 2019 AFCON

Following inspection of infrastructure and facilities across Egypt by CAF, officials say they are confident the North African country would be ready for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations despite the limited preparation time.

Egypt was awarded the hosting rights only last month after Cameroon was stripped of the finals due to delays in preparation.

“Egypt will be ready. We have plans for renovations, but in any case, the infrastructure is there,” CAF communications director Nathalie Rabe said.

Inspectors have completed visits to stadiums in Cairo, Suez, Ismailia, Port Said and Alexandria, according to reports.

“All the infrastructures we visited are good. We have a choice. We are confident, we know that all stadia will be equipped with security rooms,” said CAF competition director Samson Adamu.

The 2019 AFCON will run from June 21 until July 19, and for the first it will involve 24 national teams as opposed to the original 16.

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