CAF has officially announced that the kick-off date for the 2019 AFCON finals will be delayed by a week.

The tournament which will be hosted in Egypt is now set to start on 21 June instead of 14 June and runs until the 19th of July. The decision was made at an Emergency Committee meeting on Sunday and is to accommodate Ramadan and the Eid Al-Fitr holiday.

The draw will take place on Friday 12 April 2019.

Twenty-four teams will take part in the competition for the first time in history. Cairo will be home to two stadiums, including the 74,100-capacity Cairo Stadium where the opening match will be played. Two stadiums will be used in Alexandria and two others in Suez, while Port-Said and Ismailia will provide one each.