With Cameroon struggling to complete the necessary infrastructure projects to host the three-week event, Ahmad said that an inspection committee will be sent to evaluate progress. “It’s only then that we would take the necessary conclusions with the executive committee,” he said before adding that there is always a “plan B”. “Plan B is to open tender procedures so that there are other (countries) participating in the organisation,” said Ahmad without elaborating. A number of countries, including Morocco and Algeria, have said they are ready to host the 2019 event.
The Cameroon government last Friday August 4 in Yaoundé reiterated that Cameroon is ready to host the event and that she was ready to receive CAF's inspection team this August.