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Egypt probably won't bid for 2019 Nations Cup hosting rights: EFA
Published in Ahram Online on 04 - 12 - 2018

Egypt will not make a bid to host next year's African Cup of Nations if any fellow Arab country wanted to stage the biennial tournament, an Egyptian Football Association board member said on Tuesday.
Last Friday, Cameroon was stripped of the right to host the Nations Cup after serious delays with its preparations to host the expanded 24-team tournament.
African governing body CAF will this month receive other bids for the Nations Cup hosting rights, with Morocco and South Africa tipped as favourites to replace Cameroon.
"The Egyptian Football Association will not bid for hosting the Nations Cup if any of our brotherly Arab countries do so," EFA board member Ahmed Megahed told a news conference.
"But Egypt is ready to step in and help if there any problems," he added without elaborating further.
Egypt hosted the tournament three times in 1974, 1986 and 2006. The national team won it a record seven times.
Morocco and South Africa staged the Nations Cup once in 1988 and 1996 respectively.
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