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Cairo stadium to be revamped ahead of 2019 AFCON

Cairo stadium

Ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) to be hosted by Egypt, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said that the stadium will be upgraded to host the games.

The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) runs from June 7 until June 30.

He also assured that tha renovation would be completed within the next three months.

There will also be a number of other stadiums hosting AFCON games across Egypt, like Al Salam Stadium (Cairo), Alexandria Stadium, Haras El-Hodoud Stadium (Alexandria), Suez Stadium, Port Said Stadium and Ismailia Stadium.

In January 2019, Egypt won the bid to host the AFCON after winning majority of the votes against South Africa.

Initially, Cameroon was set to host the cup, however, that changed following delays in its preparations and the rise of violent separatist uprising.

Egypt previously hosted the tournament in 1959, 1974, 1986 and 2006 and won the cup a record of seven times.


Anthony Nlebem