Egypt proved its ability to organize major tournaments easily, says CAF director of Competitions

Mahmoud Elassal , Monday 1 Jul 2019,
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This picture taken on April 12, 2019 prior to the 2019 CAF African Cup of Nations (CAN) draw shows fireworks above the Pyramid of Khafre (Chephren) and the Sphinx at the Giza Pyramids Necropolis on the western outskirts of the Egyptian capital Cairo.

Director of Competitions and Events at the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Samson Adamu has praised Egypt for their effort in hosting the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after stripping the hosts rights from Cameroon due to delay in preparations.

In January, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) met in order to discuss Egypt as a potential host for the AFCON, giving Egypt the majority of the votes.

"I am proud of being member of the committee that voted for Egypt to host the tournament," Adamao told a press conference on Monday.

"I visited all the stadiums in Egypt ahead of choosing the country to host the continental tournament; I recognize this as a massive achievements,"

"The massive achievements in the tournament's venues and buildings are like a miracle. It was only a very short time from when we started preperations until everything was finally finished," Nigerian Samson Adamu added.

"Egypt proved its ability to organize a major tournament easily, as there aren't any complaint," the director of Competitions and Events confirmed.

The ongoing version of AFCON, which has been expanded to 24 teams, is taking place in six stadiums across Egypt and will finish on 19 July.

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