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CAF Confirms Cameroon as Hosts for AFCON 2019

Members of the organising committee of the CAF African cup of nations met yesterday at CAF’s headquarters in Cairo. 

Among the 5 points on their Agenda, of the first ever meeting of the members of this committee which was appointed by CAF’s executive body, was the 2019 AFCON games.

CAF President Ahmad Ahmad, who was present at the Wednesday meeting, reaffirmed that Cameroon are still set to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

“At no time had any consideration been given to revisiting decisions already taken in conformity with the provisions of the Statutes and leading to the designation of Cameroon, Ivory Coast and Guinea, as host country of the next three editions in 2019, 2021 and 2023.”

CAF President, Ahmad Ahmad said the committees role is to help Cameroon successfully organise a new format of the 2018 AFCON.

During the meeting it was equally decided that an ad hoc committee will be set up to select an audit firm that will have to inspect the different infrastructures for the 2019 AFCON.

“Our role is to best accompany Cameroon, which organizes in 2019, in a new format, to properly fill in the list of requirements of the host agreement,” Ahmad said.

At the end of the meeting the CAF president gave instructions that henceforth during their meetings, the president of the local organizing committee for the 2019 AFCON games alongside one other member invited in their capacities as observers will be present.

 

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