vice chairman of the Confederation of African football’s (CAF) Africa Cup of nations committee, Phillip Chiyangwa, says Zambia may but be given an opportunity to bid to host the 2021 nations Cup.
Chiyangwa mentioned CAF used to be reviewing the way wherein the 2019, 2021 and 2023 Africa Cup of countries tournaments had been awarded to West Africa by the earlier Caf administration.
Chiyangwa, who can also be head of the Cosafa region (Council of Southern African FA’s) said his considerations in April and desires the tournaments to be extra in style.
“i am the giver and taker of competitions,” Phillip Chiyangwa mentioned all through a tour of Zambia final week.
As issues at the moment stand, the 2019 version will likely be held in Cameroon whereas Ivory Coast is set to stage the 2021 event and Guinea will likely be hosts in 2023.
that implies the west of the continent would have staged Africa’s showpiece experience for 5 consecutive tournaments, from 2015 – when Equatorial Guinea stepped in for Morocco – to 2023.
“i am presently reviewing what came about up to now, there could also be potentialities in 2021 going forward, however the reason why I wish to be ready with my area is to know which united states needs what.
“If a possibility arises there is not any need for me to do ultimate minute searches,” Chiyangwa said.
“Our evaluate process is that we go to those countries that bid for those competitions.”
Chiyangwa stated that the change at Caf was once driven via a way of unfairness in the method tournaments were awarded to hosts below its former president Issa Hayatou.
“Our contestation on Hayatou to proceed in administrative center used to be the unfair awarding of tournaments to 1 region,” he said.
“other areas had been suffering, when you have a look at the background of the Issa Hayatou fall, it arises out of the truth that many of the competitions had been being awarded to West Africa, now not North Africa, not even critical Africa and not even Southern Africa,” he added.
“So the possibility you may have – should in our investigations a call be arrived at to nullify the other competitions – you as Zambia, in case you are ready, you will have a chance that arises in 2021.”