Paul Biya thus complies with the decision of the CAF executive committee that withdraws the organization of the CAN 2019 in Cameroon, particularly for delay in the planning of the preparatory work and unsavory security context.
There is little, however, the Head of State left no doubt about the capacity of his country and his personal commitment to meet this challenge in the time allowed: ” CAN 2019 is already tomorrow, you have an appointment with African sports right here in Cameroon. And Cameroon will be ready the day said, I make the commitment,“declared the Cameroonian president on August 10, 2017 in front of medalists of international competitions he received at the Palace of Unity.
The president of the African Football Confederation (CAF), Ahmad Ahmad, confirmed in turn to the press that Cameroon will recover the organization of CAN 2021 in place of Côte d’Ivoire.
It is for him to make “slipping” two years the next two African Cups of Nations, initially planned in 2019 in Cameroon and 2021 in Côte d’Ivoire, this is the plan of the proceeding today. leader of African football.
” I’m sure we’ll get there. I am convinced that the great Ivorian leaders will listen to their compatriots who manage the preparation of the CAN. They will realize that it was the CAF that was right, “said the Malagasy leader.