Five candidates to host Africa Cup

AFP| Updated: Sep 19, 2014, 16:25 PM IST

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.