Ahmad speaks on Cameroon's 2019 AFCON readiness

Ahmad speaks on Cameroon's 2019 AFCON readiness
The Confederation of African Football boss Ahmad Ahmad

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Sunday Feb 04, 2018. 13:00

CAF president Ahmda Ahmad has challenged Cameroon to address shortfalls regarding their readiness to host the 2019 CAF African Nations tournament.

This is the first comment from the football governing body’s boss after the CAF inspection team visited the country last month.

Ahmad was speaking on Friday after CAF's 40th General Assembly, held in Casablanca where the African Nations Championship (CHAN) final will be staged on Sunday.

"There is still a shortfall between the report (from the recent inspection visit) and the requirements we have set out," said Ahmad.

"It is now up to Cameroon to make up this shortfall as far as possible, that is all I can tell you.

"You should know that I am a man who keeps his word and my board will not change one iota of the decisions taken with regard to the proposed resolutions.

"This is what the footballing community wants from a better Nations Cup - the stadiums, the pitches, hospitals, road infrastructure, airports, and hotels - those are our current requirements.

"You can consult our requirements (known in French as a cahier de charges) - I think we can even put it up on the website if need be to be transparent.

"We will see what happens for CAN 2019."

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