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CAF mum on Cameroon’s AFCON 2019 hosting capacity

It been 46 years since Cameroon hosted the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) and solely eight groups then participated

Caf president Ahmad Ahmad has declined to answer questions on the protection of Cameroon’s 2019 Afcon internet hosting rights.

The central African nation’s capability to efficiently host an expanded 24-team match has come beneath scrutiny after they had been initially handed rights to organise the match with 16 groups in 2014.

With huge infrastructural upgrades wanted to deal with a 24-team Afcon, Cameroon are solely left with 10 months earlier than staging the rescheduled June/July match.

Speculation that Cameroon may lose the rights or the concept of co-hosting with one among their neighbours has now heightened.

But Ahmad stated he’ll solely be open to debate Cameroon’s destiny throughout September’s Caf extraordinary congress within the Egyptian resort city of Sharm El Sheikh.

The Caf boss’ place is most definitely to gas hypothesis within the subsequent few weeks.

“I don’t like to talk about Afcon (2019) because we are here for the Under-17. Give me a question about this tournament, I am here for that. Next time come in Sharm El Sheikh. We will have an executive committee meeting and an extraordinary congress. We can (then) talk about everything on African football,” Ahmad instructed SABC Sport.

If Cameroon are deemed not prepared, the choice handy the internet hosting rights to different international locations won’t be dominated out.

North African international locations with extra developed infrastructure to deal with an expanded Afcon could possibly be thought of, along with South Africa, who efficiently staged the 2010 Fifa World Cup.

But having hosted the eight-team 2016 Africa Women Cup of Nations, Cameroon could possibly be assured of their stadia and lodging infrastructure in addition to transport networks.

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