“Even with four teams, Cameroon is not ready.” This assertion was recently made in Burkina Faso by the president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), has toured the world and social networks.
Immediately, the majority saw in Ahmad Ahmad statement a strong desire to harm the African champions by withdrawing Cameroon’s right to host the jamboree.
He, who since his election at the head of the body headed until then by Cameroonian Issa Hayatou, has constantly questioned the capacities of the country of the Indomitable Lions to organize this 2019 edition of the AFCON.
This created a serious debate after the change of the formula of the event and the change to 24 participating countries.
Interviewed at the microphone of our colleague of Vox Africa, Philippe Boney, the Madagascan explained: “We are not leaders who want to polemize,” he said.
Everyone can interpret what we say. For the Confederation of African Football today, it is clear and clear.
We listened to the players in football, we made the decision based on that.
That was a risk we had taken. But since we want to be consistent with what we are doing, we have not bifurcated into our program; because I was elected on a program basis.
And it is in my mandate that this program is implemented. ”
According to him, everything is ready for the inspection mission of August 20.
“The specifications are ready; We have already identified the audit firm that will do the inspection visit; and we have identified the experts in the medical, security, competition, experts who will go on the spot to do this inspection and send us the report so that in September, the Executive Committee of CAF analyze it and make the decisions that apply at the appropriate time.
“Cameroon is the organiser of AFCON 2019, until the report of this audit firm. That’s why we do not tender for bids. AFCON 2019 has been awarded to Cameroon ,” he stressed.