Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Cameroon 'not ready' to host tournament, says CAF chief Ahmad Ahmad

Ouagadougou: Cameroon face being stripped of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after continental football chief Ahmad Ahmad admitted Saturday that the country "is not ready" to host the 2019 tournament.

The newly elected Confederation of African Football President Ahmad Ahmad addresses a news conference after his victory at the African Union (AU) headquarters in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, March 16, 2017. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri - RTX31DCH

File image of Confederation of African Football President Ahmad Ahmad. Reuters

"Cameroon isn't ready to welcome even four teams," said Ahmad, the president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

With Cameroon struggling to complete the necessary infrastructure projects to host the three-week event, Ahmad said that an inspection committee will be sent to evaluate progress.

"It's only then that we would take the necessary conclusions with the executive committee," he said before adding that there is always a "plan B".

"Plan B is to open tender procedures so that there are other (countries) participating in the organisation," said Ahmad without elaborating.

A number of countries, including Morocco and Algeria, have said they are ready to host the 2019 event.


Updated Date: Aug 06, 2017 17:03 PM

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