On the third day of his visit to Burkina Faso, CAF President Ahmad engaged the local press on Saturday, 5 August 2017, answering to questions related to African football.

Responding to a question on the revised Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) format of 24 teams starting from the 2019 edition due for Cameroon, the CAF President said: we have decided that it is no longer the CAF Executive Committee who will inspect the countries selected for the organization of the AFCON. It is now experts who will do it and the CAF will decide based on their report.

Regarding Cameroon, we will send the experts and we will decide at the end of their inspection mission. Cameroon will have to work to convince the CAF on its ability to host the event, Ahmad said.

The CAF President later met the Executive Committee of the Burkinabe Football Federation (FBF), where outlined his vision for African football for the next four years.

He reiterated his commitment towards a collective and effective collaboration with Member Associations saying decisions must be made collectively.

The CAF President also announced that a Symposium for Women’s Football will take place in Morocco in 2018.

Accompanied by CAF 1st Vice President, Kwesi Nyantakyi, he later graced the final of the Coupe du Faso (Burkina Faso FA Cup) which saw Etoile Filante beat US des Forces Armees 3-2 in Ouagadougou.

Source: Confederation Africaine de Football

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