After stripping Cameroon as host for 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on Friday because of lack of stadium readiness for the African football showpiece – the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has now selected South Africa to be the replacement host for the tournament.
South Africa which has hosted the FIFA world cup and the AFCON twice was the obvious choose as world class stadiums are already ready waiting to be filled up with African football fanatics. SAFA the South African football governing body will still need to confirm with South Africa government if they will be able to accept CAF’s request.
However, their calls from within SAFA that South Africa needs to accept this offer in order to remain influential and relevant in World and African football as reported by the sport24.co.za. South Africa men’s football is facing tough times with the National team Bafana Bafana struggling to qualify and impress in recent years.
By Mokgethi Mtezuka’