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Africa Cup will from 2019 more participants and goes in June

Africa Cup will from 2019 more participants and goes in June

The next edition of the Africa Cup in 2019 is not 16, but 24 participants. The tournament two years in Cameroon is also not in January, but in June.

That the executive committee of the African football federation on Thursday decided during a meeting in the Moroccan city of Rabat.

The African bond with the relocation of the tournament to meet the desire of many European clubs.

Also last year, missed a lot of African players on the start of the second half of the season with a European competition because they were still active at the Africa Cup. And so it was Feyenoord’s Karim El Ahmadi last season for weeks missed due to interlandverplichtingen for Morocco.

Cameroon won the Africa Cup in February by Egypt to defeat in the final, and is therefore host the next edition in 2019.

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