The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has named Libya, Angola, Nigeria and a joint bid from Gabon and Equatorial Guinea on its shortlist to host the 2010 Nations Cup.
Caf has named a shortlist for the hosts of the 2010 Nations Cup
Caf heard a total of eight bids at its headquarters in Egypt on Sunday and eventually rejected those from Mozambique, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Senegal.
Both Libya and Nigeria have hosted the African Cup of Nations in the past, while it would be a first for Angola as well as Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.
Inspectors from Caf will now visit all four of the shortlisted nations in between July and August this year.
The inspecors will provide a detailed report on each country on such things as stadiums, security, transport and communications.
The eventual hosts for the 2010 Nations Cup will made by the Caf executive committee at its meeting in September 2006
Meanwhile Caf has also announced that Nigeria will be hosting this year's African Women's Championship after the earlier withdrawal of Gabon.