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Cameroon Could Lose Afcon 2019 Hosting Rights – CAF


The Confederation of African Football is considering to strip Cameroon of the hosting rights for the next edition of the Africa Cup of Nations 2019 on issues bothering their readiness to host.

The CAF President Ahmad who is still in a dilemma whether to keep faith with the Cameroonian government as regarding their capacity to host the first 24-teams Africa Cup of Nations Championship.

“Let CAF meet at the end of the month, and you will hear, by our means of communication, what is the position of CAF in relation to that,” Ahmad was quoted as saying by French radio station RFI.

“There will be a decision or there will be an ultimatum. We need to meet together, with the members of the (Executive) Committee.

“What I can tell you is that it is not CAF that withdraws AFCON from one country or another. It is the country that is not ready and that is (what) withdraws itself. CAF simply puts a specification.

“You are ready, we are organising, you are not ready, it means that you are withdrawing yourself from this organisation.

“The reality is that it is the country that wants or does not want. And the reproach must go to the country, not to CAF.”

Although CAF said its had no interest or whatsoever to withdraw the tournament from the host [Cameroon] but they need to be extremely serious about hosting the AFCON 2019 and put all facilities in place or withdraw.

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