Cameroon will not host the World Military Women’s Football Cup due to financial constraints

Cameroon has said they will no longer host June’s World Military Women’s Football Championship, but will shift focus to the April CHAN 2020 Games and the January AFCON 2021 Games.

In April 2019, Cameroon’s Minister of Defense, Joseph Beti Assomo told an inspection team from the International Military Sports Council (IMSC) that the nation was taking necessary measures to ensure a successful 13th edition of the military women football competition in Yaoundé.

Cameroon made a U – turn January 30, as seen in a confidential letter, written by Minister Assomo to the IMSC’s Secretary General.

MINDEF Boss explained in the letter that Cameroon is having some financial constraints as they are preparing to host two major continental competition, adding that they regret withdrawing from hosting.

The Military Football Council yesterday said on their page that they “regret to inform that Cameroon is withdrawing from the organization of the 13th World Military Women’s Football Championship which was to be held from June 20 to July 7, 2020 in Yaoundé.”

“Financial constraints imposed by the organization of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) in April 2020 and the postponing of the African Cup of Nations (CAN) in January 2021 instead of June of the same year do not allow Cameroon, despite their commitment and their enthusiasm, to organize this competition serenely,” the article added.


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