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DRC withdraws from CAN race

Kinshasa - Democratic Republic of Congo have withdrawn as candidates to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) without giving a reason.

Congolese officials said a five-day visit by a Confederation of African Football fact-finding team scheduled for July had been cancelled.

Free Stars were held to a goalless draw by Premiership strugglers AmaZulu in their league clash in Phuthaditjhaba. Photo by Steve Haag. Credit: Gallo Images

Algeria, Cameroon, Guinea, Ivory Coast and Zambia are the other candidates to host the 2019 tournament with a decision due this September.

Morocco will stage the 2015 Cup of Nations followed by Libya two years later.

Sapa-AFP

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