SA only nation capable of hosting Afcon 2019, says sports pundit

There's no other country except South Africa that can step in to host the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament in 2019.

So says sports journalist Neal Collins.

The SA Football Association (Safa) has confirmed that it will make a bid to host Afcon next year, after Cameroon was stripped hosting rights because of security concerns and other delays.

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Collins says there are a number of stadiums across the country that could be used to host the tournament finals.

He also commented on Banyana Banyana's recent performance and the controversy surrounding the 'twerk' request aimed at Women's Ballon d'Or winner Ada Hegerberg.

WATCH: Hegerberg Ballon d'Or award tarnished by 'twerk' question

Cameroon was never going to be suitable... South Africa was always going to step in.

Neal Collins, freelance sports journalist

She was furious [Ada Hegerberg]... It's shocking and barbaric.

Neal Collins, freelance sports journalist

Seeing Banyana Banyana do so well for South Africa - women have a real place in football now.

Neal Collins, freelance sports journalist

You can't possibly treat them [sportswomen] different to men anymore, just like in tennis.

Neal Collins, freelance sports journalist

Listen to the discussion on The John Maytham Show:


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