CAF congratulates AFCON candidates

Accra The Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) has congratulated countries that, have qualified for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) to be staged in Egypt.

This follows the successful conclusion of the qualifiers over the weekend, with 23 countries plus host nation Egypt booking tickets for the continental showpiece.

A statement from CAF said, the matches, since the start of the qualifiers, were met with the exceptional enthusiasm of the fans and the public, who used the competition to express their passion for their national teams and idols, culminating in 24 countries securing their places in the newly-expanded tournament.

With certainty the 2019 edition of the Total Africa Cup of Nations would take place in Egypt from June 21 to July 19 and would be completely new and attractive on many fronts.

It said Mr. Ahmad Ahmed, president of CAF was satisfied over the widespread enthusiasm surrounding the qualifiers adding “satisfaction over the quality of the qualifiers and confidence in the new format of the AFCON.”

He thanked president Ahmad thanked all the countries that participated in the qualifiers and congratulated the 24 countries that qualified for the final tournament.

He also extended his sincere congratulations to all the officials who ensured the smooth running of the competition over a long period of time, preserving the status of the event.

Source: Ghana News Agency