Friday 18 August 2017

Football: Cameroon irked by Ahmad CAN criticism

Football: Cameroon irked by Ahmad CAN criticism
(AFP (eng) 08/08/17)
African Confederation president Ahmad Ahmad

Cameroon's football federation expressed their "consternation" on Monday in response to criticism from African Confederation president Ahmad Ahmad over their prospects of hosting the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Ahmad had said on Saturday that the country's infrastructure "wasn't ready" to host the 2019 CAN and even suggested he may open a bidding process to other countries to help in putting on the event.

"The Cameroonian federation has taken note with a profound consternation the recent statements from the CAF president who claims that, in their current state, no site in Cameroon is ready to host the CAN," said Fecafoot in a statement sent to AFP.

"Fecafoot is vividly concerned by the fact those opinions were passed before even the first CAF inspection mission set for August 20-28 has come to Cameroon."

Cameroon has launched a vast programme of construction and refurbishment of sports infrastructure in the country with Fecafoot insisting the majority of stadiums will be completed by the end of 2018.

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