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AFCON 2019: CAF strips Cameroon of hosting rights

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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has stripped Cameroon of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations hosting rights, because of concerns about the country’s security and infrastructure.

According to a statement on CAF’s website, the decision was taken at Friday’s Exceptional General Meeting in Accra.

The confederation’s executive committee has now opted to re-open bidding for the tournament, which is due to kick off in June 2019.

While Cameroon bid to host a 16-team tournament, they have been unable to convince CAF that they have the infrastructure to host an expanded event.

CAF President, Ahmed Ahmed, reportedly told journalists that any countries interested in putting themselves forward as potential hosts, have 21 days to present their candidacy.

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