Zambia making preliminary bid to host 2019 Africa cup

Zambia has joined Uganda in making a preliminary bid to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Sports Minister Chishimba Kambwili has said that the initiative is subject to approval by government.

Kambwili told that Zambia will by 2015 have the four stadia of international standards required for a country to host the tournament.

He says that new stadia are scheduled to be constructed in Livingstone and Mongu.

A new 60-thousand Seater Capacity Independence Stadium in Lusaka will be completed this year.

Zambia currently has one tournament certified stadium Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola, which has a seating capacity of 42 000 people.

Uganda has made preliminary indications of their bid that they hope to co-host with Kenya.

Should Zambia’s bid be approved, it will be the second time Zambia will attempt a shot at hosting the Africa Cup after failing to host the 1988 edition.