He also asked analysts and commentators to insist on changing the rules of the game.
The recent release of Ahmad Ahmad the president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) about Cameroon and the organization of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) football 2019, is a hot debate in the country.
In declaring on Burkina Faso national television that “no site in Cameroon is ready to host the AFCON”, Ahmad Ahmad has for some sports journalists, shown that he is in a moment of settlement of account.
Reacting to the declarations of the President of the CIF, Pierre Ismaël Bidoung Mkpatt, the Minister of Sports and Physical Education (Minsep) in the columns of the daily newspaper Le Jour, August 7, 2017, calls on Cameroonians to be patriotic on the issue.
“We respect the analyzes, comments and points of view that have been made about the rules of the competition that has been modified.
A competition of which we do not know the instance that programmed it, a competition of which we do not know the instance that considers that the non respect is detrimental to Cameroon.
Again, we are again, in the prejudices which are conveyed to sow doubt. We will hope that from now on there will be this patriotic fiber that will vibrate more so that we can look in the same direction, “says the Minsep.
He goes on: “I would like to emphasize first of all the duty of recognition for this large number of African countries that want to organize the AFCON, which is legitimate.
It is a struggle. It was with the implication of the Head of State that Cameroon benefited from the allocation of AFCON 2019 hosting rights.
It is a diplomatic and sporting victory. After this achievement we must be grateful to CAF, which has awarded this prestigious event to our country.
However, in our commentary, in our analyzes, we should insist on this change in the rules of the game,” Bidoung Mkpatt pleaded.