Air Defence Stadium to replace Al-Salam for 2019 AFCON – Egyptian Football Association

Egyptian Football Association (EFA) spokesman Ahmed Megahed has revealed that Cairo’s Air Defence Stadium will replace the city’s Al-Salam Stadium as one of the venues for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Nations.

 Cairo’s International Stadiums, Ismailia, Alexandria, Port Said and Suez are set to host the 24-team tournament this June.”First we offered eight venues for the tournament, but after the visit of CAF delegation we settled on only six.

“Al-Salam Stadium is currently hosting the matches of both El-Ahly and El-Entag El-Harby alongside other league matches, so the EFA president Hani Abo Rida preferred other involved parties to replace it with the Air Defence Stadium.

“Egypt was granted hosting rights of the Nations Cup after winning majority of votes of the executive committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in January this year. The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations will run from 21st June to13th July. Egypt has hosted four editions of the Nations Cup in 1959, 1974, 1986 and 2006.

Source: Mathew

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