After an executive meeting chaired by the CAF president Ahmad Ahmad at the Terrou-Bi hotel in Dakar, Senegal on Tuesday morning, the African football body announced that Egypt has won the bid. Egypt picked 16 votes, while South Africa only had one, while one member did not vote.
Cameroon was stripped of the right to host the 2019 tourney last December due to both serious delays in its preparations and security challenges because of the persistence violent separatist uprisings.
The 2019 Afcon which will for the first time have 24 teams and will take place from June 15 to July 19. Egypt who last hosted the event in 2013 and South Africa were the only two countries to submit their candidacy to become the 2019 host.
Uganda Cranes and Kenya's Harambee Stars are the only teams in the Council for East and Central African Football Associations (CECAFA) region that have already qualified for the competition.
The other teams that have qualified before the last matches will be played in March include; Senegal, Madagascar, Tunisia, Egypt, Nigeria, Mali, Morocco, Cameroon and Ghana.