Egypt will be hosting the 2019 African Cup of Nations according to the confederation of African football(CAF) has announced.

Egypt beat south Africa, the only other nation to bid by 16 votes to one with one abstention at a CAF executive committee vote in Senegal.

Original host nation Cameroon was stripped of staging duties in November because of slow preparations.

Egypt has just six months to prepare for the expanded 24-team finals , which kicks off in June.

It will be the fifth time Egypt will win the tournament when it last hosted in 2006 and staged as the tournament.