Official Spokesperson for the Presidency Bassam Rady said in a Sunday statement that President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been briefed on the latest preparations and regulatory action for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, scheduled to be hosted by Egypt from June 21 to July 19.
Earlier in April the Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced the classification of the teams participating in the 32nd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, hosted by Egypt.
Twenty-four teams for the first time in the history of the competition will take part, divided into six groups.
The first and second teams of each group will be qualified for the 1/8 final, in addition to the top four teams who came in the third place in each group.
Egypt came in the first classification along with Cameroon, Senegal, Tunisia, Nigeria, Morocco.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mali, Côte d’Ivoire, Algeria, Ghana, and Guinea came in second.
South Africa, Uganda, Benin, Mauritania, Madagascar, and Kenya came in third.
In the fourth came Zimbabwe, Guinea Bissau, Namibia, Angola, Tanzania, and Burundi.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm