The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has affirmed that no choice has been taken to compel Ivory Coast to have the 2023 Nations Cup as opposed to 2021.
Caf president Ahmad said on TV as of late that Cameroon has been presented the 2021 finals rather than Ivory Coast.
Cameroon were deprived of the 2019 finals because of poor planning & safety.
“We confirm no decision was taken by the executive committee,” Caf composed.
“We are waiting first for the host for 2019 and then we will see.”
On Saturday Caf affirmed that the pair of Egypt & South Africa made offers to have the 2019 competition, with a choice decided to be made on 9 January.
In the interim the Court of Arbitration for Sport affirmed it has gotten a request from the Ivory Coast Football Federation (FIF) against the “decision” to expel the 2021 facilitating privilege.
“The FIF was surprised to learn that the president of Caf decided on his own authority, without any prior consultation … to reassign the 2021 edition, which was entrusted until then to Ivory Coast, to Cameroon,” an FIF comment said last week.
“The preparation and work required to organise this great competition, which is particularly important for all Ivorian football and the Ivory Coast, constitutes important economic, financial and human investment.”
“In view of all that has happened, the FIF has gone to Cas to appeal against the decision of Caf.”
Caf president Ahmad had likewise shown that Ivory Coast has now been given the facilitating priviledge for 2023.
Guinea, granted facilitating prividge for 2023, would be influenced by this move.