South African Football Association president Danny Jordaan believes politics are behind South Africa missing out on hosting the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
Egypt were named as the hosts of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, after the Confederation of African Football voted in favour of the North Africans over South Africa on Tuesday afternoon.
The president of the Confederation of African Football (Caf), Ahmad Ahmad, has confirmed that South Africa could step in as hosts of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
South Africa is the favourite to host next year’s African Cup of Nations (Afcon), which would see Bafana Bafana qualify for the tournament automatically, something that coach Stuart Baxter believes is both a ‘blessing and a curse’.
The Confederation of African Football (Caf) announced on Friday that Cameroon was stripped of the hosting rights for the African Cup of Nations in 2019, due to security and infrastructure concerns.