Afcon 2019 cameroon

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) will make a final decision on whether Cameroon should go on and host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on Friday 30th November.

The African football governing body’s executive committee will meet in the Ghanaian capital Accra for this year’s extraordinary Caf executive committee meeting to discuss a number of issues in the continent’s football.

A report of inspection visits of the security committee to the host country from 27th October to the 1st of November 2018, and from 11th to 15th November will be presented.

CAF inspectors recently travelled to Cameroon, which last hosted the tournament in 1972, to check security, infrastructure, stadiums and accommodation.

In August, it was reported that West African country may not be in a position to host the biennial continental competition given its level of preparedness. They still have big problems with infrastructure like the pitches and even hotels.

If Cameroon are rejected, CAF will have to launch a new application procedure to designate another host country.

Equatorial Guinea jumped in at the last moment to host 2015 AFCON after Morocco withdrew and this could also happen.

Among other issues to be discussed, the committee will come up with a format of qualifiers of AFCON 2021 and 2023 and 2022 World Cup.

They will also update on the preparation for the 2018 CAF awards ceremony scheduled for 8th January, 2019 in Dakar, Senegal.

Thirteen countries have already confirmed their places at the tournament and they are; Cameroon (Hosts), Senegal, Madagascar, Morocco, Mali, Algeria, Tunisia, Nigeria, Egypt, Uganda, Mauritania, Guinea and Ivory Coast.

The other 11 places will be decided during the final qualifiers in March 2019.

The 2019 AFCON tournament will be the first to host 24 teams. The competition will be held in June and July moving from January and February.

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