FECAFOOT irked by Ahmad's statements that Cameroon is not ready for Afcon 2019

FECAFOOT irked by Ahmad's statements that Cameroon is not ready for Afcon 2019
The Confederation of African Football boss Ahmad Ahmad

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Thursday Aug 10, 2017. 17:30

Cameroon have been angered by a statement made by CAF president Ahmad who said that they have to convince the football governing body regarding their readiness to host the 2019 CAF African Cup of Nations.

According to media reports, Cameroon's Football Federation (FECAFOOT) have expressed their dismay on Monday in response to criticism from CAF boss, Ahmad over their prospects of hosting the 2019 AFCON.

Ahmad said the country's infrastructure wasn't ready to host the 2019 Cup of Nations and reportedly suggested he may open a bidding process to other countries to help in putting on the event.

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"The Cameroonian federation has taken note with a profound consternation the recent statements from the CAF president who claims that, in their current state, no site in Cameroon is ready to host the CAN," said FECAFOOT in a statement sent to AFP.

"FECAFOOT is vividly concerned by the fact those opinions were passed before even the first CAF inspection mission set for August 20-28 has come to Cameroon."

Meanwhile, the host country has launched a programme of construction and refurbishment of sports infrastructure, with FECAFOOT insisting the majority of stadiums will be completed by the end of 2018.




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