Cameroon has been stripped off the hosting rights for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations – AFCON 2019, following Caf Executive Committee’s meeting in Accra, Ghana on Friday.
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.
According to Caf president Ahmad Ahmad, the football body will work to ‘determine a new organizing country for AFCON 2019 by the end of the year’.
Ahmad had quelled claims that Cameroon would not be stripped of their AFCON 2019 hosting rights insisting that no country has been penciled down as a replacement.
“But until proven otherwise, I tell you, the Africa Cup of Nations is in Cameroon,” Ahmad had told Camfoot.
“People talk about what they want. For us, that’s it, there is no Plan B so far. Let’s be satisfied with that.”
The central African country’s capacity to successfully host an expanded 24-team tournament came under scrutiny after they were initially handed rights to organise the tournament with 16 teams in 2014.
Also, speculations are rife that the AFCON 2019 could now be staged in Morocco or South Africa.