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Egypt to Host 2019 African Cup of Nations

Post by Winged Isis » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:03 pm

Egypt to Host 2019 African Cup of Nations

MIRNA ABDULAAL
JANUARY 8, 2019

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced on Tuesday that Egypt has been granted the hosting rights of the 2019 African Cup of Nations after winning the majority of votes.

Egypt won 16 votes. One vote went to South Africa and another vote was abstained.

The African football governing body had decided to move the announcement of the decision one day earlier before the initial date on Wednesday.

After Cameroon was stripped of the right to host in December due to delay in the preparations, the remaining spot was given to Egypt and South Africa.

In an effort to convince the Executive Committee members to vote for Egypt, the Egyptian delegation created a promotional video that highlighted Egypt’s ability to host as well as its various stadiums such as the Port said, the Ismailia, Al Salam, Alexandria, Suez and Cairo stadiums.

Egypt will have six months to prepare for the kick-off of the African Cup of Nations. The African Cup of Nations is scheduled to start on 15 June and end on 13 July 2019.

Egypt previously hosted the African Cup of Nations in 1959, 1974, 1986 and 2006, and claimed seven AFCON victories.

In July 2018, Minister of Youth and Sports Dr. Ashraf Sobhy announced that the Ministry of Sports aims to organize the 2030 World Cup, as well as the 2032 Olympic Games.


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Re: Egypt to Host 2019 African Cup of Nations

Post by Winged Isis » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:33 am

And now this!

beIN Sports Will Stop Airing in Egypt After a Dispute with CNE


EGYPTIAN STREETS
JANUARY 8, 2019

Qatari conglomerate beIN Media Group, owners of the biggest sports channels in the region ‘beIN Sports’ , declared on 8 January that the channels will no longer air in Egypt as a result of a commercial disagreement with the Cable Network Egypt (CNE) company.

beIN Media Group revealed on Twitter that CNE failed to sign a deal which led to this decision. Information about the deal has not been disclosed.

“Our audience in Egypt can continue enjoying our services through their smart phones,” the statement added.

However, CNE released a statement saying that the issue will “soon” be resolved. The statement clarified that “if the problem is not solved, the customers will get back their money.”

beIN Sports TV Channels, are the primary broadcasters to all the Confederation of African Football (CAF) matches in the MENA region including the African Cup of Nations. The channel also has the broadcasting rights for Union of European Football Association (UEFA) champions league, Premier League and other European leagues.

The news was announced just after Egypt was given the hosting rights of the 2019 African Cup of Nations after winning a majority of votes during today’s meeting of the executive committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
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Re: Egypt to Host 2019 African Cup of Nations

Post by hatusu » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:25 am

Quote "The African Cup of Nations is scheduled to start on 15 June and end on 13 July 2019."

Why is it being held in the hottest months of the year in one of the hottest countries in the world? Yes I do know they play at night but still .........

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