CAF to inspect Zambia’s 2019 AFCON bid

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A CAF inspectorate team will visit Zambia to examine its bid to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

In a communique released on Monday, CAF has constituted a five-member team to inspect all six contenders for the 2019 Africa Cup tournament.
CAF executive committee members Amado Diakite, Adoum Djibrine from Mali and Chad respectively will form part of the five-member team.
FIFA Walter Gagg from Switzerland, CAF expert Paul Bassey of Nigeria and Tournament Director of Africa Cup of Nations   Amr Fahmy complete the inspectorate team.
The group will begin their inspection tour in April with stops in Cote d’Ivoire and Guinea before moving to Algeria and Cameroon in May.
DR Congo and Zambia will be their final stops in July 2014.
“The voting to select the host countries for the 2019 & 2021 Africa Cup of Nations will be conducted during the meeting of the CAF Executive Committee in September 2014,” CAF stated.
Zambia is hoping to win its second bid to host the Africa Cup since 1988.
However, Zambia later withdrew as hosts of that successful bid due to financial problems.
Meanwhile, two stadium are already online for Zambia’s 2019 bid namely Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola and the Heroes National Stadium in Lusaka that have been built over the last four years.
Two other stadiums in Mongu and Livingstone have yet to be built.