Monday, December 10, 2018

Withdrawal of AFCON 2019 in Cameroon: And if Paul Biya expected it :: CAMEROON


In an interview with the television channel Afrique Média on December 4th, the 2nd vice-president of CAF says that the head of state was prepared for this option.

The withdrawal of the African Cup of Nations (CAN) football 2019 in Cameroon on November 30 by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) continues to fuel the debate. A day after Ahmad Ahmad, on November 3, on the Afrique Média television channel, to explain the reasons for this decision, it was the turn of Constant Omari, 2nd vice-president of the apex body African football, to voice out on the subject.

In an interview given last December 4 to the same media, Constant Omari Selemani, went into detail on the reasons for the withdrawal of the organization of this competition in Cameroon. For him, only Cameroonians are responsible for what happens to them. In his remarks, the president of the Congolese Football Federation puts an accusing finger on the personalities in charge of controlling and controlling the construction sites of infrastructures to host the tournament in June and July next. In particular, the members of the Local Organizing Committee (CoCAN) as well as some relatives of the Head of State.

According to the latter, the members of the government in charge of this file transmitted false reports to the President of the Republic. “We observed that there was duplicity of language between what the committee said and the report that the Cameroonian government gave to the head of state,” says the boss of football in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Returning to the circumstances of Ahmad Ahmad’s visit to Cameroon, Constant Omari informs that it was the CAF who requested this hearing from the Head of State. “Audience or us (the CAF, ed) told him the actual progress of the work,” said the Congolese, adding that “the situation was alarming, the Cameroonian president was fooled by his entourage.

Beyond the real reports of the inspectors sent to President Paul Biya, the CAF also showed the first Cameroonian sportsman a video of the progress of infrastructure works to host meetings of this competition. The portal of the Cameroonian diaspora of Belgium. “Given the video of the actual progress of the work that we showed to President Biya, he knew that the organization would be withdrawn in Cameroon,” concludes Constant Omari. If we stick to the revelations of the 2nd vice-president of the CAF, the meeting between Ahmad Ahmad and Paul Biya, was to present to the Cameroonian head of state the real situation of the yards, which had nothing to to see with what was contained in the reports submitted to him by his collaborators.



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