CAF Strips Cameroon Rights Of Hosting For AFCON 2019

Reigning champions Cameroon has been stripped of the right to host next African Cup of Nations.

It comes after serious delays with preparations and with Cameroon battling with violence separatist rebellion near the planned proposed venues for the Confederation Cup, (CAF) the Confederation of African Football said.

The governing Council of Africa’s football made the decision imperative on Friday after a meeting of the executive governing council committee. According to CAF President, Ahmad announces a new bidding process was to be opened until the end of December to submit bids. The AFCON 2019 tournament starts in June.

Morocco, which lost out to a joint United States-Canada-Mexico bid for the 2026 World Cup, has already been touted as a replacement host.

"In September that there was a "significant delay" with the building of stadiums and related infrastructure but gave Cameroon a final chance by planning two more inspection visits in October."

CAF said.

One of those Matter the CAF governing council was to look into is the security situation of the country after an escalation in violence between the southwest and northwest of the country involving English-speaking separatists and government forces.

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