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Congo sports ministry denies reports of bid to host AFCON 2019

Republic of the Congo

Congolese Sports ministry has denied reports that the country has bid to play host to the 2019 Africa cup of nations.

On Friday, the second vice president of the Confederation of African Football, Constant Omari told RFI International that the Central African nation has expressed interest in hosting the tournament.

But speaking on the same platform on Saturday, the Congolese Minister of Sports and Physical Education denied any such plans.

Hugues Ngouélondélé said that the nation will not be able to organise the continental tournament barely six months to commencement.

The Congolese sports minister also said it lacks the required infrastructure to host the event.

Cameroon was stripped off hosting rights by the CAF a fortnight ago citing delays in preparation.

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