After his baseless claim against Cameroon, the President of CAF, Ahmad Ahmad gave another interview in which he discussed the 2019 AFCON to be organized in Cameroon.
He said, ” we shall mobilise to ensure a successful competition in Cameroon, in spite of accusations against me by those persons close to Issa Hayatou”.
Commenting on the apparent conflict between him and Issa Hayatou his predecessor, he affirmed that it is not of his nature to seek revenge.
The CAF boss, however, reaffirmed that he will not compromise with any country or Executive that will not respect the prescriptions of the Confederation of African Football.
He added that a group of experts deployed by CAF will be on an eight-day mission in Cameroon as from Sunday August 20, 2019 to evaluate progress at the sites and facilities to be used during the competition.
This relatively conciliatory tone from the CAF President after the uproar he provoked, has kept many wondering.
Many believe Ahmad Ahmad has retracted for two possible reasons.
-First, the Cameroon’s sudden engagement to meet the deadline, including President Paul Biya’s declaration that Cameroon will be ready to host the competition.
-Second, the avalanche of criticisms from friends and foes.
Many described his comments as baseless and discriminatory.
Whatever the case, the President of CAF seem to have realised the gravity of his comments in the interview with the Burkina Faso press.