CAF President, Ahmad

CAF President Ahmad has just launched a call for expressions of interest in the recruitment of a cabinet to conduct inspections of the infrastructure of the 2019 African Cup of Nations.

After the failure of the previous visit, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) is again looking for a firm to conduct the inspections of infrastructure recorded in the specifications of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) which Cameroon hosts in 2019.

It is to “ensure the protection of the integrity of the organizational process and the transparency of the strategy of CAF” that the African body will “appoint a high profile audit company and internationally renowned to monitor CAF’s compliance with the organizational process laws set out in the AFCON 2019 Host Association’s Framework Agreement, “said CAF.

According to Ahmad, the audit company that will be appointed will have to evaluate Cameroon’s operational readiness to host AFCON 2019. This despite the fact that the tournament was awarded to Cameroon in 2014 and that between “recent changes to the competition format require that the decision be reconsidered given the increase in the number of teams participating from 16 to 24 and that the tournament was dismissed from January to June 2019”.

Another mission of the future auditing company is to “identify the differences between the current situation of the preparations and the hosting and organizational requirements of CAF”; “To evaluate the possibility of dealing with the problem of differences according to the proposed developments”.

Thus, there will be two categories of work required: the essential requirements of the tournament, that is, all that concerns the infrastructures and the additional requirements which relate to the organizational framework of the tournament.