Cameroon examines CAN 2019 with Algeria’s Ambassador

date 2017/08/10 views 2042 comments 0

icon-writer By: Ali Bahlouli / English version: M. A.

Cameroonian cabinet organized a meeting with Algeria’s Ambassador to Yaoundé in relation with the Total 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN).

The government assigned Foreign Minister in charge of Cooperation with the Islamic World Adoum Gargoum to hold talks with the Algerian ambassador on Tuesday about the organization of the CAN 2019.

Cameroonian news reports Thursday said the government also received Morocco and Egypt’s Ambassadors to Yaoundé for the same reason.

They added that Gargoum told his guests that his country is ready to host the CAN 2019.

Those meetings came following remarks made by Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Ahmad Ahmad, saying Cameroon is not ready to host the CAN 2019.

He also said it is possible to deprive Yaoundé of the right to organize the continental football championship.

The CAF will send a team of experts to Cameroon on August 20th to check its stadiums, training centres, hotels, airports and other facilities. A final decision about the host country will be made afterwards.

Cameroonian press said public opinion is angry with Ahmad Ahmad who wants to “offer the CAN 2019 to his friends in Morocco.”

The Cameroonian Football Federation’s President Tombi À Roko Sidiki alluded to Morocco’s attempts to deprive Yaoundé of organizing the CAN 2019.




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