The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has awarded the hosting right for the 2019 African Cup of Nations to Egypt, reports.
After stripping Cameroon of the hosting rights last November, CAF entertained new bids for the tournament and Egypt and South Africa were the only two nations that beat the deadline for bids.
In the final voting, Eqypt were outright winners after 16 members of the CAF Executive Committee voted in favour of the seven-time champions, whilst South Africa had one vote after one nation opted not to vote.
This will be the fifth time Egypt will be hosting the competition, having hosted and won in 2006.
The Egyptians have enjoyed a good run as hosts after winning three of the last four AFCONs they hosted