Caf asks SA to step in as emergency hosts of 2019 African Nations Cup

02 December 2018 - 12:01 By Mninawa Ntloko
Safa president Danny Jordaan.
Safa president Danny Jordaan.
Image: Safa/Twitter

South African Football Association (Safa) president Danny Jordaan has confirmed that the Confederation of African Football (Caf) wants South Africa to step in as hosts of the 2019 African Nations Cup at short notice.

Caf stripped Cameroon of the hosting rights at the weekend and the continental football governing body is seemingly now eyeing South Africa as a replacement.

Jordaan told the Safa AGM in Sandton on Sunday that the continental football governing body has asked SA to seriously consider taking over as hosts.

The Safa president returned to SA on Sunday morning after attending Caf's Extraordinary Executive Committee meeting in Accra‚ Ghana, where the decision to dump Cameroon was taken.

Safa will meet the SA government first before making a decision on whether to accede to the request.