A delegation from the Confederation of African Football, Caf and the Roland Berger auditing firm are expected in Cameroon on Thursday to assess Cameroon’s preparations to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
Ahead of the inspection tour, the local organising committee of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations held a preparatory meeting on Monday to assess the tasks assigned to the various commissions.
Cameroon’s ability to host Africa’s flagship competition has been questioned on several occasions with Caf’s President Ahmad recently telling a press conference in Cote d’Ivoire that the body would look for another host if the five-time African Champions fail to meet deadlines.
But Cameroon’s Minister of Sports and Physical Education, Pierre Ismael Bidoung Mkpatt who presided over the meeting called on the various heads of commissions to be confident and show the Caf delegation, the country will be up to the task in 2019.
The delegation of experts from Caf will be in Cameroon from January 11-23. They will start their visit in Yaounde at the Olembe stadium on January 12 and the Omnisports stadium on Jnuary 13, 2018.
The mission travels to Graoua where they will spend two days(14-16) and to Bafoussam on the 16 and 17. They will be in Douala on the 18 and 19 and will round off their tour in Buea and Limbe on the 20 and 21.
After a day off, the delegation from Caf will be at the Caf Excellence centre before holding an evaluation meeting in Yaounde to round up their mission.