CAF confirm 2019 Afcon draw date


The new agreement of Ivory Coast allows Cameroon, who were stripped of the right to stage this year's event, to host the 2021 edition.

Ivory Coast had initially resisted the two-year delay, going as far as filing a case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

However upon an emergency meeting with President Alassane Ouattara met Caf President Ahmad this week, a deal has been sealed.

Guinea, who had been slated for 2023, will put on the 2025 tournament.

CAF have also confirmed that the draw for this years' continental showpiece hosted by Egypt will take place on Friday 12 April within a historic place 'facing the Sphinx and the Pyramids'.

In its new 24-team format, the tournament will be held from June 21 to July 13 this year.