CAF to inspect Cameroon for 2019 AFCON

CAF to inspect Cameroon for 2019 AFCON
The Confederation of African Football boss Ahmad Ahmad

by Staff Reporter

Wednesday Jan 10, 2018. 16:30

With the Confederation of African Football having expressed dissatisfaction on Cameroon’s readiness to host the 2019 CAF African Cup of Nations, the country will be inspected this week.

CAF announced that an inspection team will visit the country on January 11 to assess the country's preparations to host the 2019 AFCON tournament.

According to the BBC, the visit was originally due to take place in August 2016 but audit firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers withdrew at short notice without giving reasons.

Latest reports suggest that business management consultants Roland Berger have now stepped in as the independent assessors.

This comes after CAF president Ahmad voiced his concerns on several occasions that his organisation will find an alternative host if Cameroon is unable to host the finals.

Although the Central African country insisted that it will be ready to host the 24-team tournament, inspection is set to get underway.

"If the host country is unable to organise it, we will find a country that will organise it," Ahmad was quoted last month.

"The authorities in the country, up to the head of state, have always confirmed to us that they will be ready."

Meanwhile, the country has stepped up preparations for the continental showpiece on a number of proposed new stadiums and training grounds.

The inspection team will first visit Yaounde from January 12-13, followed by Garoua on 14-15.

Up next will be Baffoussam on January 16 and 17 whilst Doula will be visited on the 18 and 19, before wrapping up with Limbe and Buea on January 20 and 21.

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