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Sep 24, 2013 | Cup of Nations

CAF invite bids for AFCON 2019, 2021

By CAF
CAF invite bids for AFCON 2019, 2021

Nigeria, the current African champions, have hosted the Cup of Nations tournament twice, and the Federation could throw in a bid to stage the biggest football event on the continent as the Confederation of African Football (CAF) have invited interested countries to bid for the hosting right of the 2019 and 2021 editions.

Morocco will host the next AFCON in 2015, while Libya will stage the 2017 edition.

Deadline
-The deadline for the submission of applications for the CAN is 25 November 2013 and 4 December 2013 for the CHAN. A CAF Inspection team will visit interested countries between January and April 2014 to evaluate infrastructure and other facilities.

-The hosts for the 2019 and 2021 editions of the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) as well as the 2018 and 2020 editions of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) will be announced in the first halve of 2014, a CAF statement read on Monday.

Meanwhile, the four host cities for the Orange Africa Cup of Nations Morocco 2015 has been formalized; Rabat, Marrakech, Agadir and Tangier. Casablanca will serve as an alternative venue for the 17 January to 7 February tournament.

Libyan cities
In the same vein, the Libyan Football Federation has also submitted the cities and venues for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations for the approval of the CAF Executive Committee.

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