Disappointment, Urgency and Uncertainties After CAN 2019 Withdrawal In Cameroon

Following the withdrawal of the organization of the African Cup of Nations of 2019 in Cameroon by CAF, the Cameroonian government spoke on the subject. 

In a statement read this Saturday, December 1 in the afternoon, Issa Tchiroma Bakary, the Minister of Communication, denounces the "injustice" of which was victim Cameroon.

"The Government of the Republic of Cameroon is dismayed by the decision of the CAF Executive Committee, meeting in Accra on November 30, 2018, to withdraw the organization of CAN 2019 from Cameroon," the Cameroonian Minister of Foreign Affairs said. Communication.
Disappointment, Urgency and Uncertainties After CAN 2019 Withdrawal In Cameroon
"This surprising decision, in more ways than one, certainly does justice to the colossal investments made by our country and which are reflected today by beautiful modern infrastructure, visible to all, or the determined commitment of the head of the State and the Cameroonian people to make the necessary efforts to host in 2019 a brilliant party of African football. "
Issa Tchiroma Bakary called on the Cameroonian people to calm down . " It is clear that our country has been the subject, from the outset as part of this file, a treatment that can only raise questions. Faced with this flagrant injustice, the government of the Republic asks the Cameroonian people to keep all its serenity and not give in to the temptation of sterile controversies. "

Continuation Of Work:

The Cameroonian Minister of Communication has not indicated whether Cameroon will pursue CAF before the Court of Arbitration for Sport. He also did not announce whether Cameroon accepted CAF's proposal to host the 2021 CAN , but argued that the country will continue building the infrastructure to house the 2019 African Football Cup of Nations. and will be ready to date.

"Cameroon has not demoralized, and it will prove it to the face of the world by pursuing with the same determination the construction of these beautiful infrastructures which belong to the Cameroonian people. And by completing them on a good date, as the Head of State committed himself to, "explained the minister.

"Nevertheless, it should be stressed that African football will not be able to reach the level of more advanced continents without respect for a certain ethic. Our country, which has written some of the most beautiful pages in the history of African football, will continue to work tirelessly, together with other African countries and international football bodies, to develop football in our beloved continent ."

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