CAF calls emergency meeting to decide CHAN host

CAF calls emergency meeting to decide CHAN host

12 Oct 2017, 08:29

The Emergency Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), will meet in Lagos, Nigeria on October 14 to decide the next host of CHAN after Kenya was stripped of the rights.

Morocco, Equatorial Guinea and Ethiopia all bid to replace Kenyawho had their right to host withdrawn by Caf due lack of preparations.

CAF had originally said a decision may have come as early as the weekend of 07-08 October.

During a meeting of the Africa Cup of Nations organizing committee on Wednesday meanwhile, CAF president Ahmad reaffirmed that Cameroon are still set to host the 2019 finals.

-At no time had any consideration been given to revisiting decisions already taken in conformity with the provisions of the Statutes and leading to the designation of Cameroon, Ivory Coast and Guinea, as host country of the next three editions in 2019, 2021 and 2023, BBC quoted a CAF statement.

-Our role is to best accompany Cameroon, which organizes in 2019, in a new format, to properly fill in the list of requirements of the host agreement, the statement continued.

CHAN is expected to take place on January and February of 2018 and Kenya lost the right due to unpreparedness.

Read: Mwendwa reveals CECAFA hosting strategy

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