CAF Ponders dumping Cameroon as 2019 AFCON Host

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Doubts over Cameroon’s readiness to host the rest the 2019 AFCON has resurfaced and CAF could be closer now than ever before to taking a vote of no confidence.

After a two-day meeting at the Egyptian holiday resort city of Sharm El Sheikh, the CAF Executive Committee reported that a projected video report on Cameroon’s preparation for the competition “showed a significant delay in the realization of the infrastructures”.


The high level meeting, concluded on Friday, agreed on a November date for a final verdict after a last inspection visit to Cameroon by the audit firm Roland Berger and a CAF team.


Slow pace of facility development is not the only reason being put up for the possible revocation of the earlier hosting rights to Cameroon per Kunle Solaja [Sportsvillagesquare].


The on-going crisis in the Central African Country, between the largely Anglophone western Cameroon people and the majority French speaking parts of the country.


The CAF Executive Committee report states that a joint CAF and FIFA commission will travel to the Country in October to study the security issues.


The Africa Cup of Nations with its new 24-team format will be held from June 15 to July 13, 2019.


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