Cameroon stripped off AFCON hosting rights

DAVID GOMBE

Africa’s football governing body CAF has stripped Cameroon off the hosting rights of 2019 AFCON due to the country’s security and infrastructure.

According to CAF.com, the decision was reached on Friday 30th November in Accra during the general meeting, the executive committee decided to re-open the bidding for the tournament due to kick off in June 2019.

Cameroon has also not been able to convince the Confederation of African football that they have the infrastructure to host an expanded event of 24. It should be noted that in July 2017, CAF expanded the 16 team tournament to 24.

The interested countries in bidding to host the tournament have 21 days to present their candidature. Cameroon was due to host the tournament for the first time since 1972.

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