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06 August 2017

Ahmad says Cameroon needs ‘to convince Caf’ it can host Afcon

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) president, Ahmad, says Cameroon still needs “to convince Caf of its ability to host” the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Speaking on a trip to Burkina Faso, the Caf President gave his clearest indication yet that Cameroon could be stripped of hosting rights for the newly extended event.

The 2019 Nations Cup will feature 24 teams instead of 16 and president Ahmad confirmed an inspection team will visit Cameroon later this month.

“Cameroon will have to work to convince Caf on its ability to host the event,” Ahmad said.