07 August 2017

Video: Cameroon ‘not ready’ to host 2019 Africa Cup of Nations – CAF boss Ahmad


Cameroon face being stripped of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after continental football chief Ahmad Ahmad admitted Saturday that the country “is not ready” to host the 2019 tournament.

Ahamd said Cameroon is not capable of hosting just four countries let alone the tournament which has recently been increased to host 14 nations from the previous 16 countries.

The Malagasy made the brutal claim even though CAF has not sent an inspection team to visit facilities and infrastructure earmarked for the hosting of the competition.

The new leader of Africa’s football governing body says an inspection team will be sent to visit country before a decision is taken.

“Cameroon isn’t ready to welcome even four teams,” said Ahmad, the president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

With Cameroon struggling to complete the necessary infrastructure projects to host the three-week event, Ahmad said that an inspection committee will be sent to evaluate progress.

“It’s only then that we would take the necessary conclusions with the executive committee,” he said before adding that there is always a “plan B”.

“Plan B is to open tender procedures so that there are other (countries) participating in the organisation,” said Ahmad without elaborating.

A number of countries, including Morocco and Algeria, have said they are ready to host the 2019 event.

Watch video of CAF boss claiming Cameroon is not ready to host AFCON


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