Cameroon stripped of 2019 AFCON hosting rights

Cameroon have been stripped of hosting rights for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations (2019 AFCON), says the Confederation of African Football.

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African football’s governing body (CAF) says it is because of delays in the progress of Cameroon’s preparation for the tournament, due to start in June.

Officials made the decision at a meeting on Friday in Accra, Ghana, that lasted more than 10 hours. CAF president Ahmad Ahmad says it will work to “determine a new organising country by the end of the year”.

The tournament is set to be the first held in June and July and will be expanded from 16 to 24 teams.
Ahmad said last year that Cameroon still needed “to convince Caf of its ability” to host the event, with the country playing down fears sanctions would be imposed if preparations were deemed to be behind schedule.

But in August the chairman of Caf’s Nations Cup organising committee, Amaju Pinnick, said “nobody is going to take it away from Cameroon”.

Morocco have been touted as potential hosts, having stepped in to hold this year’s African Nations Championship after Kenya were deemed not ready.

65 Comments

  1. They should be encouraged to get their acts like together instead of stripping them off the opportunity of hosting other nations

  2. What is wrong with Africa. We don’t just know how to prepare for events. This can hardly happen in other continents.

  3. What is wrong with Africa. We don’t just know how to prepare for events. This can hardly happen in other continents it’s very bad.

  4. When the going gets tough only the tough gets going…don’t be discourage,
    They should give them a chance

  5. Abi bring to Nigeria, we can host anything. We have money in our Treasury, just make us the host and we will surprise you

  6. What ever decision they want to make there have to think well and also unit because unity is one of the way to success

  7. The only thing Cameroon needs is time to prepare, I believe if they give them the privilege they would organize themselves and play superb football.

  8. Delay they say is dangerous! It’s time for these African countries to stand up and meet up with world standard.

  9. I think what they are considering is the security of people coming,because of the recent happenings between english speaking camerounians and french speaking ones

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