Cameroon stripped of hosting 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

Cameroon stripped of hosting 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

The Central African nation will no longer host the biennial event after a decision was reached in Caf General’s Assembly on Friday

Mixed reactions have greeted Caf’s decision to strip Cameroon of the hosting right of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nation.

The decision was taken on Friday following Caf Executive Committee meeting in Accra, Ghana.

Cameroon stripped of hosting 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

CAF President Ahmad Ahmad. Source: GettyImages

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Security and failure in infrastructural upgrades needed for a 24-team championship were some of the reasons given by the continental body.

The tournament is set to be the first held in June and July and will be expanded from 16 to 24 teams.

Caf President, Ahmad Ahmad Ahmad said last year that Cameroon still needed "to convince Caf of its ability" to host the event, with the country playing down fears sanctions would be imposed if preparations were deemed to be behind schedule.

YEN.com.gh looks at football lovers have to say about the Caf's decision;

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