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“Cameroon will Host 2021 AFCON” – CAF

By Emmanuel Beng

The Confederation of African Football says Cameroon will host the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

According to BBC Sport, Cameroon officially accepted to host the 2021 AFCON through an official letter addressed to CAF signed by the Cameroonian Head of State, His Excellency Paul Biya.

This comes after CAF disclosed four days ago that no concrete decision had been taken the CAF Executive Committee.

But then Cote D’ivoire was already handed the hosting rights of the 2021 edition AFCON Games.

The Ivorian Minister of Sport Danho Paulin Claude has reiterated that Ivory Coast is no longer a candidate to host the 2021 Africa Nations Cup, AFCON and that they had been retained as host already.

In an interview with Afrique Media, Ahmad said Ivory Coast was not ready to host the 2021 continental show piece and will host the 2023 AFCON.

Ivory Coast was on the verge to host their second AFCON Games since 1984, after they were awarded the 2021 hosting rights on the 20th of September 2014 in Ethiopia.

Cameroon was stripped of its rights to host the 2019 AFCON following a CAF Executive Committee meeting on 30 November, in Accra because they could not meet up with infrastructure required and security issues.

Ivory Coast has submitted an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

According to soka25east, Ivory Coast will now host the 2023 AFCON which was previously scheduled to be held in Guinea.

Meanwhile the decision on who will replace Cameroon as hosts for the 2019 AFCON will be made known on 9 January at an executive committee in Senegal.

Currently Egypt and South Africa have applied.

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