Cameroon stripped of hosting 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

The decision was made by the Confederation of African Football today at a meeting in Ghana

Friday 30 November 2018 19:55
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Confederation of African Football president Ahmad Ahmad made the announcement in Ghana today
Confederation of African Football president Ahmad Ahmad made the announcement in Ghana today

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has announced that reigning champions Cameroon will be stripped of hosting the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations due to delays in the country’s preparation for the tournament.

The decision was made after a ten-hour meeting between committee members today in Ghana which lasted for over 10 hours.

Thousands of hectares of forestry to build stadiums and hotels to host the tournament had already been cut down but outbreaks of violent between English-speaking separatists and government forces near to two of the planned venues has curtailed their construction.

Caf president Ahmad Ahmad has said that the governing body will “determine a new organising country by the end of the year”.

A new bidding process is now open until December with the tournament set to take place in June. Morocco are currently thought to be frontrunners with options limited due to the short timespan for development.

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