Egypt makes official bid to host 2017 Africa Cup of Nations
Egypt, which is the record winner of the competition, has already won the African Nation Cup seven times
Egypt submitted an official bid to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, the Egyptian daily al-Ahram reported Tuesday.
“The Confederation of African Football received applications from seven Member Associations for the hosting rights of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations,” the CAF said in a statement.
The seven to apply are Algeria, Egypt, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Sudan and Zimbabwe.
Libya was expected to host the competition but it withdrew given the political situation in the country.
The host of the tournament will be announced in 2015.
Egypt, which is the record winner of the competition, has already won the African Nation Cup seven times.
It has hosted the biennial competition twice in 1974 and 1986.