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Pinnick speaks on new host of AFCON 2019-Pinnick speaks on new host of AFCON 2019

President of the Nigeria Soccer Federation (NFF) and the first Vice President of the Confederation of African Soccer (CAF), Amaju Pinnick, has promised that the African soccer ruling physique, will vote for one of the best–certified candidate between Egypt and South Africa, to host this yr’s Africa Cup of Nations finals.

Pinnick, who can also be President of the AFCON Organizing Committee, informed thenff.com that his committee has analysed the strengths of the 2 bidding nations and would advise CAF on the higher possibility, forward of Wednesday’s assembly of the CAF Government Committee.

“The AFCON committee of which I’m the chairman has carried out a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Alternatives and Threats) on each bidding international locations and we’ll meet on the sideline of the CAF Soccer Awards to lastly determine on the best choice and current identical to CAF earlier than Wednesday’s assembly.

“The interest of African football is paramount in this. It is important that we get this right so that the selected country can quickly put structures in place for the championship which is only about five months away,” Pinnick mentioned.

CAF had in November 2018 stripped designated host, Cameroon, of the correct to host the 2019 AFCON because of delays in development and safety threats.

This yr’s version would be the first to entertain 24 groups.

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