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The Confederation of African Football’s (CAF) executive committee will hold an extraordinary meeting on 9th January 2019 to choose new hosts for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Initial hosts Cameroon were stripped of the rights to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations last month on grounds of mainly insecurity and unready facilities.

The new host of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations will be chosen on 9 January 2019 in Dakar, Senegal, a day after the 2018 Caf awards.

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CAF launched a new application procedure to designate another host country.

Countries interested in hosting the competition have until 14th December to submit official bids to host the 24-team tournament which begins in June next year.

The potential host could be either Morocco or South Africa. They are the two nations that are most likely to take the hosting rights due to availability of infrastructure.

However, Cameroon was accepted to host the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations and Ivory Coast would host the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, but it is yet to be confirmed.

Fourteen countries have already confirmed their places at the tournament and they are; Kenya, Ghana, Senegal, Madagascar, Morocco, Mali, Algeria, Tunisia, Nigeria, Egypt, Uganda, Mauritania, Guinea and Ivory Coast.

The other ten places will be decided during the final qualifiers in March 2019.

The 2019 AFCON tournament will be the first to host 24 teams. The competition will be held from 15th June to 13th July.