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Govt. of Zambia drops hosting 2019 Africa Cup of Nations due to inadequate funds


Devdiscourse News Desk lusaka Zambia
Updated: 19-12-2018 22:32 IST
Govt. of Zambia drops hosting 2019 Africa Cup of Nations due to inadequate funds

Hosting the Africa Cup of Nations needs a plenty of financial resources (Image Credit: Wikipedia)

The government of Zambia recently declared that the country won't bid to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

According to Muma Mukupa, spokesperson of Ministry of Sports, the Southern African country has declined to host 2019 Africa Cup of Nations as the cost of hosting the continental soccer showpiece was not factored into the 2019 national budget which has already passed.

Hosting the Africa Cup of Nations needs plenty of financial resources. Hence, had its been included in the national budget, it would have been possible, Muma Mukupa said, Lusaka Times noted.

He further said that government is happy that Football Association of Zambia expressed interested to bid to host 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, but the nation currently is not capable to host a tournament of such magnitude.

Earlier, Cameroon was dropped from hosting the tournament due to excessive delays in making the arrangement to stage the continental showpiece.

COUNTRY : Zambia

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