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“We have two cases at CAS, first to over CAF’s decision to increase the participating countries from 16 to 24 and a second to contest the decision to strip Cameroon of hosting rights,”
In 2014, when Cameroon were awarded the rights to host the finals, it was set to be a 16-nation tournament but that was increased to 24 teams in July 2017.
“Things were going to be difficult for Cameroon. CAF should shoulder the blame and this is why we have decided to take legal action against CAF,” said the
“We are viable as hosts. We are five months away and a lot of things can change.”
CAF has said that Cameroon has will now host the 2021 Nations Cup finals instead of Ivory Coast, who were originally awarded the rights for that tournament.
The confederation has confirmed that Cameroon’s President Paul Biya has officially accepted the chance to host the 2021 event.
The confirmation came despite some executive committee members saying that no formal decision had been taken by them.
Egypt and South Africa have both submitted bids to CAF to replace Cameroon as hosts of the 2019 AFCON, with a decision expected on January 9, 2019, when the Executive Committee meet in Senegal.