Cameroon were looking forward to hosting the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) which was supposed to be a sixteen team tournament.
Until July 2017 when the African football body announced that the tournament would be a 24 team after one qualifying round had been played a month earlier.
On November 30th 2019, another statement was released by CAF that Cameroon won’t host the competition because the reigning African champions are not ready.
And CAF has promised to communicate openly and transparently on the process and subsequent decision by December 31st, 2018.
According to http://www.cafonline.com, the representatives of the governmental and sports authorities of Cameroon, reviewed the latest progress on preparations found Cameroon not ready with six months to the competition.
Furthermore, after hearing the conclusions of the CAF Security Inspection Team during their most recent visit to Cameroon, CAF concludes that the Africa Cup of Nations could not be exposed to any issues that could impact on the success of the most prestigious African competition.
After having considered that a simple postponement of the tournament was impossible because of CAF’s contractual commitments, and the importance of maintaining the competition calendar, the CAF Executive Committee decided that the next edition of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations could not be held in Cameroon.
Their high chances that Morocco are the suitable candidates to host the competition especially with all the requirements needed to have a successful tournament being in place, but a bidding process will be announced before a decision is made.