11 Jan, 08:21
CAF will dispatch an inspection team to Cameroon on January 11th to assess the country's readiness to host AFCON in 2019.
The inspection was scheduled for August last year but the firm that was given the duties, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, withdrew in the last minutes.
Business management consultancy Roland Berger will now assess the facilities as an independent firm. Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Ahmad has said on several occasions that African football's ruling body will find an alternative host if Cameroon is unable to host the finals.
Cameroon has always insisted that it will be ready to host the tournament, even after CAF approved changes to its structure.
In July 2017, Caf moved the timing for the finals from January/February to June/July while also increasing the size from 16 to 24 teams.
Inspection team schedule:
- 12 and 13 January in Yaounde
- 14 and 15 January in Garoua
- 16 and 17 January in Bafoussam
- 18 and 19 January in Douala
- 20 and 21 January in Limbe and Buea