Five candidates to host Africa Cup

Mini factfiles of five countries hoping to stage the 2019 or 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. The successful countries will be announced in Addis Ababa Saturday. 

ALGERIA

Bids: 2019 or 2021

Hosts: 1990

Proposed venues: Algiers, Annaba, Blida, Oran

Showpiece stadium: Stade 5 Juillet, Algiers (capacity: 70,000)

CAMEROON

Bid: 2019 only

Hosts: 1972

Proposed venues: Bafoussam, Douala, Garoua, Limbe-Buea, Yaounde

Showpiece stadium: Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaounde (38,000)

GUINEA

Bids: 2019 or 2021

Hosts: Never staged Cup of Nations

Proposed venues: Conakry, Kankan, Labe, Nzerekore 

Showpiece stadium: Stade Nongo, Conakry (50,000)

IVORY COAST

Bids: 2019 or 2021

Hosts: 1984

Proposed venues: Abidjan, Bouake, Korhogo, San Pedro

Showpiece stadium: Stade Felix Houphouet-Boigny, Abidjan (45,000)

ZAMBIA

Bid: 2019 only

Hosts: Awarded 1988 tournament only to withdraw for financial reasons

Proposed venues: Chililabombwe, Chingola, Kitwe, Livingstone, Lusaka, Ndola

Showpiece stadium: National Heroes Stadium, Lusaka (50,000)
Note: Democratic Republic of Congo withdrew as 2019 candidates without giving an explanation.

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