2019 AFCON Mascot
CAIRO - 2 June 2019: The Egyptian Football Federation (FFA) contracted with one of the largest insurance companies in Egypt to insure compensating the institutions and masses with up to $2 million (LE 33.5 million) for any damage or mistake in the organization of the African Cup of Nations.
The contract also covers personal accidents leading to death, disability or partial disability to the members of the CAF mission in Egypt within the limits of $200,000 per person.
The AFCON starts on June 21 and ends on July 19. A total of 24 teams will participate in the tournament for the first time in the history of the African competition.
The draw put Egypt in Group A with the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and Zimbabwe in the 2019 African Cup of Nations.
Egypt won the rights to host the tournament after being selected over South Africa.
The 2019 African Cup of Nations was initially scheduled to be hosted by Cameroon. However, Cameroon was stripped of hosting the tournament for serious delays in preparations.
Egypt is the most successful nation in the history of the competition as Egypt has won a record of seven titles including three in a row between 2006 and 2010.
Egypt previously hosted the African Cup of Nations in 1959, 1974, 1986 and 2006, and claimed seven AFCON victories.
In April, CAF Executive Committee announced that the matches will be played in the Cairo, Air Defense, Al Salam, Alexandria, Suez and Ismailia stadiums. The Cairo Stadium will host the opening match and final match.
Group A: Egypt, DR Congo, Uganda, Zimbabwe - This group's matches will be played at Cairo Stadium.
Group B: Nigeria, Guinea, Madagascar, Burundi - This group's matches will be played at Alexandria Stadium.
Group C: Senegal, Algeria, Kenya, Tanzania - This group's matches will be played at Air Defense Stadium.
Group D: Morocco, Ivory Coast, South Africa, Namibia - This group's matches will be played at Al Salam Stadium.
Group E: Tunisia, Mali, Mauritania, Angola - This group's matches will be played at Suez Stadium.
Group F: Cameroon, Ghana, Benin, Guinea-Bissau - This group of matches will be played at Ismailia Stadium
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