President of South Africa Football Association (Safa) Danny Jordaan says his country is ready to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after Caf withdrew the hosting rights from Cameroon.
According to Jordaan, Safa have sent Caf, the body governing football in the continent, a letter saying they are interested in hosting the competition.
But he said that they will now wait on Caf to tell them what is required, before they fully engage with the South African government on the matter.
Jordaan said: “They said the decision will be taken before the end of December. I don’t want to disclose private and confidential discussions, but we have spoken to government. We cannot go to government and they ask us what are the requirements and we say we don’t have the requirements. So it’s step-by-step.
“Many people in Caf said now that they have to move away from Cameroon, they have to have a plug-and-play option. In other words everything must be in place; the stadium, the roads, the hotels, the airport, the broadcast infrastructure, the telecommunication. South Africa presents that so-called plug-and-play option.”