- The AFCON has now been shifted from the usual January to February months to June 15-July 13
- In the 2019 edition, there will be 24 teams – up from 16 at the 2017 edition in Gabon
- In 2015 Equatoria Guinea stepped in to host the cup due to Ebola outbreak when Morocco was to host it
- It is expected that new countries are to make bids to host the event that is now seven months away
Cameroon has today lost the rights to host the 2019 African Cup of Nations edition, CAF has announced.
The Sports Governing Body said there has been delay by Cameroon to complete the Stadium facilities to International standards.
The announcement was made at the end of today’s conference that assessed the progress of the Stadium facilities.
CAF president Ahmad Ahmad told a press conference in Accra, said: “Today we took the decision to withdraw the 2019 CAN from Cameroon.”
The CAF President added that: “a task force” would be set up to launch an appeal for offers “to determine a new organising country between now and the end of the year.”
Cameroon was set to host the up of Nations next year from June to July. The meeting also agreed that the rights would be given to any other African Country that will be named before the General Assembly next month.
The security situation in Cameroon is volatile with the continued attacks by the Boko Haram rebel group. Security of the players, the officials and fans at any game is a top notch priority.