Cameroon might not host 2019 African Cup of Nations

Cameroon might not host 2019 African Cup of Nations

by Brian Lee

Monday Oct 01, 2018. 16:00

Doubts over Cameroon’s readiness to host the rest the 2019 AFCON has resurfaced and reports suggest CAF could be close to taking a vote of no confidence.

After a two-day meeting at the Egyptian holiday resort city of Sharm El Sheikh, which concluded last Friday, the CAF Executive Committee reported that a projected video report on Cameroon’s preparation for the competition ‘showed a significant delay in the realization of the infrastructures’.

The slow pace of facility development is not the only reason being put up for the possible cancelation of the earlier hosting rights to Cameroon.

The on-going crisis in the Central African Country, between the largely Anglophone western Cameroon people and the majority French speaking parts of the country.

The CAF Executive Committee report states that a joint CAF and FIFA commission will travel to the Country in October to study the security issues.

CAF was expected to declare their final position on Cameroon’s Afcon hosting rights this week but the executive committee postponed the announcement to November.

The Africa Cup of Nations with its new 24-team format will be held from June 15 to July 13 next year.

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