CAF to dump Cameroon as 2019 AFCON Host

CAF to dump Cameroon as 2019 AFCON Host

Cameroon’s readiness to host the 2019 AFCON has been questioned as CAF take a vote of no confidence on the host nation.

Following a two-day meeting at the Egyptian holiday resort city of Sharm El Sheikh, the CAF Executive Committee concluded 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, which ended on Friday, agreed on a November date for a final decision after the last inspection visit to Cameroon by audit firm Roland Berger and a CAF team.

In addition to the slow pace of facility development as one of the reasons being put up for the possible revocation of the earlier hosting rights to Cameroon, there is the issue of on-going crisis in the country, between the largely Anglophone western Cameroon people and the majority French-speaking parts of the country.

A joint CAF and FIFA commission is expected to travel to the Country in October to study the security issues.

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

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