CAF set to help Guinea host a successful AFCON in 2023

CAF set to help Guinea host a successful AFCON in 2023
Ahmad, CAF President shakes hands with Gianni Infantino, FIFA President

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Wednesday Nov 08, 2017. 11:00

With Guinea set to host the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations tournament, the Confederation of African Football says it will help the country organise a better tournament.

CAF boss, Ahmad made the offer to Guinea's head of state, Alpha Condé when the two met on Monday

The Malagasy said he wants to help organise a successful tournament because if it doesn't work, blame will be directed at the organisation.

The BBC reports that Ahmad insists that CAF has never officially considered taking the 2019 and 2021 tournaments away from Cameroon and Ivory Coast respectively.

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Ahmad was in the country and was accompanied to Conakry by his vice-president from DR Congo, Constant Omari, for the one day visit.

"Officially CAF has never questioned the allocation of 2023 AFCON to Guinea," Ahmad said.

"We also reaffirmed to President Alpha Condé our willingness to accompany Guinea to organise the 2023 AFCON.

"Guinea must be willing to respect the conditions of hosting AFCON. Otherwise, there will always be an alternative.

"If Guinea is committed, I think it will respect the AFCON timing. We have the right to worry about the organisation of the Nations Cup, because if it does not work, it is the CAF that is pointed out."




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