The dominance of the French school on the African Cup


Cairo – The 32nd edition of the African Cup of Nations took more than one route before traveling in Egypt, hosting the fifth African wedding. At the beginning, the African Union's executive committee gave the honor of hosting the 2019 tournament to Cameroon on 20 September 2014, giving the West African country the opportunity to host the competition for the second time after 1972.

More than four years after receiving the right to host, the Executive Committee of CAAF decided during its meetings in the Ghanaian capital Accra on 30 November last to withdraw the tournament from Cameroon. The Executive Committee made its decision following the examination of the reports of the inspection committees on Cameroon's preparations for the competition, which was negative, noting that 60% of the infrastructure required for the stadiums and accommodation was implemented only seven months before the start of the competition, which called enough to postpone the hosting Cameroon for the tournament to the next version to be held in 2021.

And the opening of the door of nominations again to countries wishing to host the tournament, where Morocco was the top candidates, especially that it has all the requirements for the success of the competition, in terms of availability of stadiums and accommodation and other infrastructure needed. It was also seen by observers that giving the tournament to Morocco, which has already made more than a request for the World Cup, will be the best compensation for the withdrawal of the African Nations Cup of 2017 and grant them to Gabon. On December 12, Morocco's Minister of Youth and Sports Rachid Talbi disagreed with expectations that his country would not apply for the tournament.

On January 8, the Executive Committee of the Executive Committee of KAC decided during its meetings in the Senegalese capital of Dakar to grant Egypt the honor of hosting after it overtook South Africa in the vote of the members of the Committee. Egypt won 16 votes against a single vote for South Africa, while one abstained. Al-Kanana won the honor of hosting again after hosting the tournament in 1959, 1974, 1986 and 2006, and its record as the host country for the African Nations Cup.

Desper, the youngest French coach, will be present at the Nations Cup in Egypt to score his first appearance at the continental finals

Fans of the tournament are looking forward to the start of the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt, in the presence of 24 teams after the decision of the African Football Confederation "K" to increase the teams starting from this version. French coach Herve Rennard, 50, will lead the Moroccan team for the second time in the African Cup of Nations after 2017 when he scored a positive result in the quarter-finals at the expense of the defending champions. The Ivorian team before being cut by the Egyptian team. Reynard hopes to lead the Atlas Lions to the last stage in Cannes, especially since he has a great African experience, having already trained Côte d'Ivoire and Zambia.

In a related context, the Tunisian federation signed again with the French school through coach Alain Gires. The coach will be keen to use his vast experience and experience in the continent to fly the eagle in the sky of "Mother of the World", especially that he had supervised before coming to Tunisia on three African teams over the 11 years since 2006 to 2017, Gabon and Mali on two occasions and Senegal.

Tunisia will test their preparations for the African Nations Cup, with a strong friendly standoff against Croatia on Tuesday. Tunisia won 2-0 in Iraq four days ago in their first friendly before the Nations Cup in Egypt this month. Tunisia, which will play in the group stage with Angola, Mali and Mauritania, hope to break the quarter-finals after failing to overtake them since they crowned the only title in their history at home in 2004.


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