CAF Ponders dumping Cameroon as 2019 AFCON Host


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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