After the final vote at the CAF Executive Committee meeting, on 20 September 2014, the CAF announced the hosts for the 2019, 2021 and 2023 AFCON tournaments: 2019 to Cameroon, 2021 to Ivory Coast, and 2023 to Guinea.. If a team gets knocked out from the quarter-final, such a country will be rewarded with $800,000. It had originally been booked to take place in Cameroon, before concerns regarding safety and delays in the delivery of infrastructure saw CAF strip the current titleholders of hosting it, on 30 November 2018. You can follow him on Twitter at: @PaulMcGarraghy. Cameroon were the defending champions, but were eliminated in the round of 16 by Nigeria. Bafana Bafana failed to qualify for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations and finished bottom of their group in 2015. The tournament has been switched to being held in odd-numbered years so as not to clash with the FIFA World Cup. After the group stage, the top two teams and the four best third teams will advance to the round of 16. Egypt goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary became the oldest player at 44 years and 21 days to feature in the tournament when he faced Cameroon in the 2017 final in Libreville. Wilfried Zaha, Eric Bailly, Max Gradel, Serge Aurier, Jean Michael Seri, Franck Kessie and Jonathan Kodjia are just some of the big names in a strong Cote d’Ivoire squad and it wouldn’t be a surprise if The Elephants are named as the bookmakers favourites. The CAF increased in 2019, the prize money to be shared among the teams participating in the Africa Cup of Nations. Tunisia (28) in SL Gaming, 5 The six venues were Cairo International Stadium and 30 June Stadium in Cairo, Alexandria Stadium in Alexandria, Suez Stadium in Suez, Ismailia Stadium in Ismailia and Al Masry Club Stadium in Port Said. Leeds, Leeds, Food policy at a time of crisis: what should the future look like? in World News, 2 This is the third trophy, with the first and second awarded to Ghana and Cameroon in 1978 and 1984 respectively. For those outside the UK, i.e. Just by reaching the finals in Egypt, the South African Football Association are guaranteed $475,000 in prize money even if they don’t win a game or score a goal, while going all the way is worth a whopping $4,000,000 to whichever association sees their team become victorious in Cairo. The 2020 African Nations Championship, known as the Total African Nations Championship (also referred to as CHAN 2020) will be the 6th edition of the African Nations Championship, a biennial football tournament organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) exclusively featuring players from the respective national championships. Democratic Republic of the Congo had originally put themselves forward as host candidates but withdrew in July 2014. , The organizing board of the 2019 African Cup of Nations revealed the AFCON 2019 Mascot; "Tut", which was inspired by the Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun. The 2019 Afcon final is a $7m game and the winners will be paid $4.5m with the runners-up pocketing $2.5m.  Defending champions Cameroon were also automatically placed into Pot 1. Try For Free . Ivory Coast (65) In addition to “Baby G” they’ve also got strength in the shape of brothers, Jordan and Andre Ayew, Christian Atsu, La Liga duo of Thomas Partey and Mubarek Wakaso, as well as the experienced Jonathan Mensah. The Ivory Coast are another side that have been talked up over the last decade or so, as they once boasted a team that featured Didier Drogba, Yaya Touré, Kolo Touré and Gervinho. The eight stadiums were Cairo International Stadium and Al Salam Stadium in Cairo, Alexandria Stadium and Haras El Hodoud Stadium in Alexandria, Egyptian Army Stadium and Suez Stadium in Suez, Ismailia Stadium in Ismailia and Al Masry Club Stadium in Port Said. Umbro replaced Mitre as the official match ball supplier for the Africa Cup of Nations. 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Egypt has been the most successful nation, with seven titles, followed by Cameroon (five), Ghana (four), Nigeria (three) and the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Ivory Coast (two each). in Orlando Pirates, 2 His endorsement deals include financial services giant Western Union, Indonesia Tourism and New Balance, his boot sponsors who are also linked with Liverpool. The official match ball, named Neo Pro, was unveiled on 29 May 2019. Ghana (49) Meanwhile in Group F, it’ll be interesting to see who comes out on top as Cameroon and Ghana find themselves going head-to-head along with Benin and Guinea-Bissau. All 24 teams have now confirmed their places. 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The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (abbreviated as AFCON 2019 or CAN 2019), known as the Total 2019 Africa Cup of Nations for sponsorship reasons, was the 32nd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the biennial international men's football championship of Africa organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The current trophy was first awarded in 2002, and Egypt won it indefinitely after completing their historic treble of titles in 2010. If you’re in the UK you can watch the tournament live on Eurosport. Cameroon won the tournament and were paid $4m for doing so, which is $500,000m less than what awaits the 2019 winners. The World's 10 Highest-Paid Football Stars Today, Confirmed: Pirates Part Ways With Goalkeeper, Update On Star, Check Out CR7 & His Girlfriend's Hot Bugatti Flexes, Kaizer Chiefs' FIFA 21 Starting XI & Player Ratings. The Pharaohs can boast the talents of Mohamed Salah, Elneny and Ahmed Hegazi. Their appearance at the 2018 World Cup was their first in over 20 years and ended in a disappointment, with them finishing bottom of a tough group featuring Spain and Portugal. Oct 15, 2020 10:30 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch, 35 It matches even regions like Europe and South America. The prize money available to participants at the last Afcon staged in 2017 was slightly lower than the latest fund with the overall pot coming in at $12.2m - $2m less than 2019. All rights reserved. Oct 15, 2020 12:39 PM This is quite a contentious decision, you might argue, particularly as the teams in the group stage and round of 16, may suffer as a result. in PSL, 2 The teams in each group will play in a single round robin format. The Confederation of African Football confirmed in April 2019 that a total of $14.2 million would be shared between the best eight teams at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in the form of prize money. in the US, games will be shown on the BeIN Sports Network, and can be streamed live on the BeIN Connect online service. , The tournament was initially scheduled to be hosted by Cameroon. The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, popularly known as Afcon, is the biennial championship in which Africa’s top men’s teams compete for the gold-plated African Nation Cup … , The following referees were chosen for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Football is a multi-million dollar industry, and the African Cup of Nations is no different, but following a 64% increase in prize money, how much is winning the AFCON actually worth? Home of the Daily and Sunday Express. in Kaizer Chiefs, 73 It was expected that Cameroon would host this edition but it was sidelined by the CAF on 30 November 2018 in Accra, Ghana for non-compliance with the specifications,  CAF announced that they would be receiving applications for the new hosts until 14 December 2018. "I've always said, when I knew I had a chance to come here I didn't have to think twice. , The draw took place on 12 April 2019, 20:00 CAT (UTC+2), facing the Sphinx and the Pyramids in Giza, Egypt. Not only is the change of season a first for this edition of the tournament, but it’s also the first time the tournament will feature 24 teams as opposed to 16. After the group stage, the top two teams and the four best third-placed teams advanced to the round of 16. North Africa will host the tournament for the first time in 13 years after being hosted by Egypt also in 2006. Mali (65) As always, let us in the comments below or on social media @OverTheBarFB on Twitter and on Facebook at: Over The Bar Football Blog, Paul is a Senior Writer and member of the Editorial Team at Over The Bar. However, they’ve seemingly bounced back since then and went unbeaten throughout the 2018 qualifying games for the AFCON.
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