Editorial

Debate

Should Afcon hosting rights be taken from Cameroon?

  • Luc Perry

    Student
    Yes

    There is no football infrastructure in Cameroon, how can they host an international tournament of this magnitude. Players will travel on which roads? Where will they be housed? There is a lack of stadiums and accommodations. Cameroon can not succeed in organizing AFCON 2019. We are eleven months from the beginning of the competition but nothing is ready. Not even the rehabilitation stadiums in Garoua and Bafoussam. Cameroon will never be ready in time.

  • Harsene Maton

    Photographer
    No

    Cameroon is in a best position to organize AFCON 2019, so there is no reason to take the hosting rights away. It's not AFCON that will be above Cameroon. If we could already organize it in 1972, why not in 2019? There are already the necessary infrastructure. Hotels, roads, stadiums that are still under construction and will soon be ready and usable in a timely manner. The President of the Republic has urged site managers to meet deadlines for everything to be a success.

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