The Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF) announces that the media accreditation process for the CAF Extraordinary General Assembly Sharm El Sheikh 2018 opens from Monday, 30 July 2018 to Friday, 31 August 2018.
It been 46 years since Cameroon since hosted the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) and only eight teams then participated. Caf president Ahmad Ahmad has declined to respond to questions on the safety of Cameroon’s 2019 Afcon hosting rights.
The central African country’s capacity to successfully host an expanded 24-team tournament has come under scrutiny after they were initially handed rights to organise the tournament with 16 teams in 2014. With massive infrastructural upgrades needed to handle a 24-team Afcon, Cameroon are only left with 10 months before staging the rescheduled June/July tournament.
Speculation that Cameroon could lose the rights or the idea of co-hosting with one of their neighbours has now heightened. But Ahmad said he will only be open to discuss Cameroon’s fate during September’s Caf extraordinary congress in the Egyptian resort town of Sharm El Sheikh.
The Caf boss’ position is most likely to fuel speculation in the next few weeks.