Cosafa president Philip Chiyangwa believes a Southern African country is more than capable of hosting AFCON again.

Chiyangwa who is vice president of the AFCON committee made the remarks when giving his thoughts on the current Cosafa Cup tournament taking place in South Africa.

“I have recently returned from a fact-finding mission to various countries in the Southern African region, which proved very fruitful said Chiyangwa

“As the new leadership in COSAFA, it is important to establish the situation on the ground at each member association, explore the areas they are strong at and where they need assistance.

“Infrastructure development is also very important in the region and during this tour I have been emphasizing on the need to build or improve existing infrastructure and mobile COSAFA countries to take a keener interest in hosting various regional and CAF competitions.

“When one looks at how successful the CAF Under-20 Championship that was hosted in Zambia and the developments held in that country, one can see that apart from South Africa and Angola, who hosted the 2010 AFCON, the region is ready to have another host of the competition.

“It doesn’t have to be always about West and North Africa, particularly West Africa, it has to be shared across all of Africa. Spreading the AFCON across all regions brings more excitement and zeal to the tournament.

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