Sports News of Monday, 7 January 2019
CAF boss Ahmad Ahmad has arrived in Senegal ahead of the official announcement of the hosts of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
The Madagascar ace will chair a Caf Executive Committee meeting to select the hosts as well as the CAF awards.
There is anxiety in the air with Morocco and South Africa believed to be front-runners to host Africa’s flagship event.
North African nation Egypt also say they have enough facilities to host the first ever 24-team event this year.
The move has become necessary after CAF stripped Cameroon of the hosting rights.
Egypt star Mohamed Salah and his Liverpool striking partner Sadio Mane of Senegal, as well as Arsenal and Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, are vying for the 2018 African Footballer of the Year crown.
The award ceremony takes place in the Senegalese capital of Dakar on Tuesday.