South Africa will bid to host 2019 Women’s World Cup

South Africa will bid to host the 2019 Women’s World Cup as they turn their search for success from their failing men’s side to the women’s arena.

The country has already won the right to host the 2016 U-20 Women’s World Cup – the first time a major women’s world championship will be hosted on the African continent – and now want the senior event as well.

They are expected to face stiff face competition, however, notably from reigning world champions Japan.

But South African Football Association president Danny Jordaan said the country’s track record as hosts of major events would stand its bid in good stead.