The Confederation of African Football (CAF) will make a “final decision” concerning the hosting of the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations by Cameroon in November this year.
In statement, the African football governing revealed that the decision is being delayed as “a joint CAF and FIFA Committee will travel to Cameroon in October to study security issues.”
CAF also stated that “the delegation for the last inspection visit reported on the progress of works” in the central African nation.
“Regarding the Total Africa Cup of Nations, Cameroon 2019, the delegation for the last inspection visit reported on the progress of works. A visual report revealed a significant delay as far as the delivery of infrastructures is concerned.
“The final decision will be taken in late November after the last inspection visit which will involve audit firm Roland Berger.
“Beforehand, a joint CAF and FIFA Committee will travel to Cameroon in October to study security issues,” CAF said in a statement on Saturday after its executive committee meeting in meeting in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt this week.
Cameroon have struggled to convince CAF in recent months about their ability to play hosts to Africa next year after the tournament took a new 24-team format.
It is believed that Morocco are waiting in the wings to take up the hosting rights should CAF deem Cameroon unable to play hosts.
The 2019 Total AFCON is scheduled to hold from June 15 to July 13, 2019.
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