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Cameroon stripped of hosting 2019 African Nations Cup

ANI | Updated: Dec 02, 2018 08:31 IST

New Delhi [India], Dec 2 (ANI): Cameroon have been stripped of the right to host 2019 African Nations Cup by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) owing to their failure to meet the "compliance conditions."
Confirming the report, CAF took to their official twitter handle and wrote, "Today, the @CAF_Online Executive Committee met in Accra, Ghana and has decided that @FecafootOfficie could not host the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations."

The confederation, in a statement, stated that the decision was taken after receiving detailed updates from numerous inspection visits nearly over 18 months.
"After significant debate and having received detailed updates from numerous inspection visits over nearly 18 months, CAF has noted that a number of compliance conditions have not been met. In addition, after having heard from representatives of the governmental and sports authorities of Cameroon, and reviewed the latest progress on preparations, CAF notes the gap between the requirements of hosting the AFCON and realities on the ground," an official CAF statement read.
"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," it added.
CAF assured that it will announce the new host will be in place by December 31, 2018. The African Nation Cup is slated to begin from March 22, next year. (ANI)

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