CAF rejects Zambia’s bid for 2019, 2021 and 2023

Zambia has lost the bid to host the Africa Cup of Nations in 2019, 2012 and in 2023.

A vote of the executive committee, meeting in the Ethiopian capital, awarded Cameroon the 2019 finals and Ivory Coast will stage the 2021 edition.

In an unscheduled announcement Caf also decided to hand Guinea the right to host the 2023 finals.

Algeria and Zambia lost out in the bidding process.

Pompous Zambia rejected Zimbabwe ’s proposal to co-host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

Football Association of Zambia vice-president Boniface Mwamelo said the Zimbabwe Football Association’s proposal to co-host the 2017 tournament after Libya pulled out was impractical.

Zimbabwe Football Association ZIFA officials met FAZ general secretary George Kasengele and Zambia Tourism Board officials over the possibility of the two countries co-hosting the event.

But Mwamelo said FAZ’s strategy had always been to target the 2019 AfCON.

“It is totally out of the question. Even representatives of Botswana FA approached us on the possibility of 2017 co-hosting. It’s something we can’t even contemplate because in 2017 we are hosting the Africa Youth Championships and that requires resources,” he said.

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