Cameroon still set to host Afcon 2019, says CAF President

Kawowo Sports | AMINAH BABIRYE
African Champions, Cameroon still hosts for 2019 Afcon

Despite stating that Cameroon risked losing host rights for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in August, CAF President Ahmad Ahmad says there has no revision to the decision to withdraw rights from the West African state.

Ahmad said this in a Caf meeting on Wednesday stating that Cameroon are still set to host the 2019 finals.

“At no time had any consideration been given to revisiting decisions already taken in conformity with the provisions of the Statutes and leading to the designation of Cameroon, Ivory Coast and Guinea as host country of the next three editions in 2019, 2021 and 2023,” a statement read.

Our role is to best accompany Cameroon, which organizes in 2019, in a new format, to properly fill in the list of requirements of the host agreement.

The new format will see the tournament have 24 teams yet by the time the reigning African champions won the bid, the competition was only for sixteen teams.