Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) Secretary General, Pasipononga Liwewe says Zambia has withdrawn from hosting the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup edition.
Liwewe says the country however still stands firm of hosting future Africa Cup tournaments despite its withdraw from hosting the 2019 AFCON.
Government and FAZ will consider bidding for the 2021 senior Africa Cup of nations, he said.
Liwewe says his Association is also encouraged by CAF’s decision to increase the Africa Cup participating countries from 16 to 24 teams.
ZANIS sports reports that this is contained in a statement made available , today