Damning Report: Why Cameroon will not Host AFCON 2019

Cameroon are likely to be stripped off the right to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations following a damning report.Cameroon was already struggling to host the competition of 16 countries but the expansion of the tournament to 24 teams is bound to exacerbate their problems of the construction of new stadia.

The 2019 African Cup of Nations is the first of its kind to witness the presence of 24 teams in the competition with the first being the summer of next year.

Former Egypt goalkeeper Ahmed Shobeir has said Cameroon would be stripped of the hosting rights for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations with Morocco already lined up as replacement.

Widespread media reports in Egypt on Monday suggested that severe delays in the progress of work has resulted in the decision to strip Cameroon of the right to host the competition.
Will Cameroon Host AFCON 2019

According to reports in Egypt, a final decision is expected to by taken during the Caf Congress in September with an inspection mission in Cameroon in the month of August unlikely to take place.

Ahmad refused to answer questions on the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon on Monday on Egyptian television, saying it would be discussed at Caf’s extraordinary congress in September to be held in Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt.

Last year when the issue of Cameroon's problems surfaced with Morocco accused of angling to take over the competition, the North African country was forced to pledge its allegiance to helping Morocco host as successful expanded competition.

Authorities in Cameroon have maintained the country is ready to host the tournament which has been expanded to 24 teams for the first time.

The Prime Minister and Head of Government Philemon Yang was in one of the host cities, Douala to assess the level of works. He has also been to other construction sites around the country to assess the works.


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