CAF to decide Cameroon's AFCON fate after inspection

CAF to decide Cameroon's AFCON fate after inspection
The Confederation of African Football boss Ahmad Ahmad

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Monday Aug 07, 2017. 12:39

Despite having been awarded the 2019 CAF Africa Cup of Nations tournament, CAF president Ahmad says Cameroon still needs to convince the football governing body.

Ahmad was speaking during his trip to Burkina Faso where he spoke to journalists regarding the hosts state of readiness.

He said the reigning African champions must convince his organisation of its ability to host the upcoming continental tournament.

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Following changes introduced by CAF last month, the 2019 AFCON tournament will feature 24 teams instead of 16 and Ahmad confirmed an inspection team will visit Cameroon later this month.

"Cameroon will have to work to convince CAF on its ability to host the event," Ahmad said to the BBC.

"We will send the experts and we will decide at the end of their inspection mission.

"We have decided that it is no longer the CAF Executive Committee who will inspect the countries selected for the organization of the AFCON.

"It is now experts who will do it and CAF will decide based on their report.”

On Friday, Cameroon government spokesman Issa Tchiroma Bakary revealed details of the eight-day inspection visit which will begin on 20 August.

Meanwhile, the CAF boss also announced that a symposium for women's football will take place in Morocco in 2018.




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