The Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF) today makes the following statement, detailing the important measures taken at the Extraordinary meeting of the Executive Committee in Accra, Ghana, on November 30, 2018.
CAF inspectors recently traveled to the country, which last hosted the tournament in 1972, to check security, infrastructure, stadiums, and accommodation.
A new, rushed bidding process will now take place, with CAF saying a new host country would be chosen by December 31. South Africa, hosts of the 2010 World Cup, could also be considered.
CAF explained that after significant debate and having received detailed updates from numerous inspection visits over almost 18 months, "CAF has noted that a number of compliance conditions have not been met".
A report of the last two inspection visits to central African state Cameroon will be made during the meeting.
Earlier this year, Morocco's sports officials denied that Morocco wanted to replace Cameroon and repeatedly said that Morocco supports Cameroon's bid.
Questions have been raised over the country's readiness to host the tournament especially considering the political unrest and violence it is now experiencing.
One of those was to assess the security situation after an increase in violence in the southwest and northwest of the country involving English-speaking separatists and government forces.
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That recalls the trauma that preceded the 2010 Cup of Nations in Angola, when the Togo team bus was attacked with three dead two days before the opening match.
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Kenya was declared unfit to host the Africa Nations Championships (Chan) in January this year.
Local and worldwide news outlets have repeatedly speculated this year that Morocco might replace Cameroon.
Ahmad meanwhile appeared to hold out an olive branch to Cameroon.
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