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Republic of Congo bids to host AFCON 2019

Republic of the Congo has expressed interest in playing host to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

The bid to host the 32nd edition of AFCON was unveiled by Constant Omari, Vice-President of the Confederation of African Football on Friday.

Congo is thus the first country to bid to host the tournament after Cameroon was stripped of hosting rights by CAF.

In 2015, Congo organized the African Games and intends to take advantage of the infrastructure inherited from this tournament.

Currently, Brazzaville is home to the African Cup of Nations Handball Tournament.

Deadline for applications is December 14. Morocco and South Africa have yet to officially declare interests in hosting the continental event.

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