WANTED: New host for 2019 AFCON, SA to step in?

01 December, 2018, 11:02 | Author: Alyssa Little
  • Cameroon Loses Eligibility to Host Africa Cup of Nations 2019

The decision was taken following the Cameroon's inability to meet up with the required standard for the AFCON 2019 tournament billed for June 2019.

Confederation of African Football (CAF) held an Extraordinary Executive meeting to decide the fate of Sierra Leone on Friday, November 30.

CAF president Ahmad announced a new bidding process was to be opened, with countries having until the end of December to submit bids.

African Cup hosting has been a major headache for CAF, with the last four tournaments not held in the country they were initially awarded to.

"Furthermore, after hearing the conclusions of the CAF Security Inspection Team during their most recent visit to Cameroon, CAF concludes that the Africa Cup of Nations could not be exposed to any issues that could impact on the success of the most prestigious African competition".

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Alarm bells were sounded over the 2019 event at a September executive committee meeting in Egyptian resort Sharm el-Sheikh when CAF noted "a significant delay in the realisation of the infrastructures" necessary for holding the Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

Decision as to who replace Cameroon was not taken.

Kenya was declared unfit to host the 2018 Africa Nations Championships in January this year with Morocco stepping in as the replacement host.

One of those was to assess the security situation after an escalation in violence in the southwest and northwest of the country involving English-speaking separatists and government forces. It will also be the first Afcon expanded from 16 to 24 teams.

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