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CAF confirms Cameroon to host AFCON 2021

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After stripping the country off the 2019 hosting right, the Confederation of African Football (Caf) has confirmed that Cameroon has agreed to host the 2021 edition of the Africa Cup of Nations

Cameroon will now replace Ivory Coast who was awarded the 2021 hosting right three years ago.

“Cameroon has officially accepted to host the Afcon 2021 through an official letter addressed to Caf,” a statement said.

“[It is] signed by the Cameroonian Head of State, His Excellency Paul Biya.”

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The latest declarations come after Caf revealed on Monday that no decision was made by the Executive Committee on the potential host.

However, CAF Executive Committee member Musa Bility has warned the African football governing body to be careful with their declarations to avoid creating more problems.

“As a member of the executive committee and emergency committee, I want to say that Caf must pay attention to its declarations to avoid creating problems,” he said.

“We have only dealt with the case of Cameroon.”

Should Cameroon host the 2021 tournament, it means that Ivory Coast who had filed an appeal against CAF at the court of arbitration for sports would have to wait until 2023 to host the continent.

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