Zambia may yet be given an opportunity to bid to host the 2021 international locations Cup, Phillip Chiyangwa, vp of the Confederation of African soccer’s (CAF) Africa Cup of nations committee, says.
according to BBC sports, Chiyangwa stated CAF was once reviewing the style during which the 2019, 2021 and 2023 Africa Cup of nations tournaments were awarded to West Africa by using the previous administrations.
Chiyangwa, who can be head of the COSAFA region (Council of Southern African FA’s) observed his issues in April and desires the tournaments to be extra fashionable.
i am the giver and taker of competitions,” Phillip Chiyangwa said all through a tour of Zambia remaining week.
As things at present stand, the 2019 version can be held in Cameroon whereas Ivory Coast is about to stage the 2021 event and Guinea will probably be hosts in 2023.
that suggests 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 currently reviewing what took place prior to now, there may be potentialities in 2021 going forward, however the this is because I want to be ready with my region is to grasp which us of a desires what.
“If a chance arises there is not any want for me to do closing 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 pushed by way of a way of unfairness in the manner tournaments have been awarded to hosts beneath its former president Issa Hayatou.
“Our contestation on Hayatou to continue in office was once the unfair awarding of tournaments to 1 region,” he said.
“different regions had been struggling, should you take a look at the heritage of the Issa Hayatou fall, it arises out of the fact that many of the competitions had been being awarded to West Africa, not North Africa, not even crucial Africa and not even Southern Africa,” he delivered.
“So the possibility you’ve – should in our investigations a choice be arrived at to nullify the opposite competitions – you as Zambia, in case you are prepared, you may have a possibility that arises in 2021.” (NAN)