A CAF team is currently conducting its first inspection mission of Egyptian facilities for the AFCON finals that kick-off on June 21 and ends on July 19.
With Egypt, the first country to stage the expanded 24-team Afcon, the country is in a race against time to ensure readiness for the tournament, as six venues were expected to be used.
Hosts for the 2019 edition were only announced last month by CAF after Cameroon was stripped of the rights to organise the tournament due to ill-preparedness.
“The CAF delegation led by Director of Competition, Samson Adamu joined by their counterparts from the Local Organising Committee (LOC) begun with the stock taking of facilities and infrastructure in Cairo, one of the designated venues,” said CAF in a statement on her website.
“The first point of call was the iconic Cairo International Stadium and other facilities in the capital. The team will then move to Suez, Ismailia, Port Said before wrapping up with facilities in the Mediterranean resort city of Alexandria tomorrow.”
Egypt was pressed to be prepared in areas of stadium facilities, security, accommodation, transportation and medical which are the focal areas being inspected by the CAF team.