FAZ Express Interest to Host 2019 AfCON

FAZ Express Interest to Host 2019 AfCON

The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has expressed interest in bidding to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations tournament, two weeks after the Chipolopolo’s ambitions of qualifying for the showpiece were ruined by Mozambique.

Last Friday, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) dropped Cameroon due to delays in preparing for the continental showpiece.

CAF will announce the new hosts for the tournament on December 31.

FAZ general secretary Kashala said in an interview in Lusaka yesterday that the association is interested in bidding to host the tournament but will consult relevant authorities before putting pen to paper.

The country’s five biggest stadia are National Heroes (60,000 capacity), Levy Mwanawasa (49,800), Independence Stadium (30,000), Konkola (25,000) and Arthur Davies (16,000).

But Konkola and Independence need major facelifts, while no modern AFCON has ever seen the use of a Stadium with timber terraces like Arthur Davies.

2 Responses to "FAZ Express Interest to Host 2019 AfCON"

  1. JASON NYIRENDA   December 3, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    This is sheer madness. Do you have the money? Do you have the infrastructure?

  2. vict   December 3, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    can you win the bid to host the event,with these names of stadium,i have never been to Davies and independence ,why not mention Nkoloma at least it has been used for some intr events recently