The Football association of Cote d’Ivoire has rubbished the stories doing rounds in the African media that the 2021 edition of the AFCON is not going to take place in the country and is rather going to take place in Cameroon.
The stories also suggest that the officials of the association of Cote d’Ivoire were invited by caf and their consent was also taken after which the decision was made, but releasing a statement yesterday, the Ivorian association totally dismissed these claims and clarified that there has not been any meeting between their officials and the officials of caf regarding the hosting of AFCON.
“It is reported that the Ivorian state authorities have been approached by caf and that they would have been consulted on the recent decision taken. The Ivorian Football Federation wishes to formally deny this allegation.” The statement read.
Cameroon actually had to host AFCON 2019, but the rights were taken away from them recently as the preparations for the tournament there were pretty slow and caf was not satisfied with that. And now they are looking for a different place to organize the tournament.