African football’s governing body, CAF announced that the two countries had submitted their bids to host the continental competition on Saturday.
Cameroon were expected to host the tournament between 15 June – 13 July 2019.
However, due to construction delays and doubts over security, Cameroon were withdrawn as hosts by CAF last month.
CAF released the following statement:
Following the statement issued on 6 December 2018 concerning the process to agree on a new host country of the Total Africa Cup of Nations 2019 (AFCON), the Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF) today confirms that:
· Formal applications have been received from the Egyptian and South African football associations to host the AFCON 2019;
· The international consulting firm Roland Berger will now review the bids and seek additional materials and conduct inspection visits where required;
· A CAF Extraordinary Executive Committee Meeting will take place in Dakar, Senegal on 9th January 2019 to agree on the new AFCON 2019 Host Nation. An announcement will be made by CAF after that meeting.
CAF will make further statements when appropriate.