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Congo Brazzaville emerges as candidate to host 2019 Afcon

Congo Brazzaville has emerged as a strong contender to host next year’s rearranged Africa Cup of Nations, according to a senior official in the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

Constant Omari, a vice-president of CAF, also said that the dossier of Guinea, hosts-designate of the 2023 edition, does not exist.

“Congo Brazzaville has written to organise (2019),” Omari told Radio France International.

“Our (CAF) secretary general Anthony Baffoe told me that he was going to tell me of a second candidate,” he added without volunteering a name.

Morocco is widely considered the favourite to take on the tournament which was taken away from Cameroon due to delays with preparations and security concerns.

Omari, however, played down the Moroccan interest.

“Officially, no act of candidature has been deposited with CAF,” he said.

( Read More ) [via @SuperSportTV]

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