13 August 2018 – SAFA President Dr Danny Jordaan is in Cameroon evaluating the state of that country’s readiness to host next year’s Africa Cup of Nations. Cameroon will be the first country to host an expanded 24-team AFCON tournament.
Dr Jordaan left South Africa for the Central African country over the weekend and him and his team will complete the site-seeing for all the venues on Monday, 13 August 2018 before giving the verdict on the way forward.
CAF took a decision last year to expand the size of the AFCON tournament, its biggest football tournament, in a bid to give it a bigger and better global feel.
And despite some teething problems, Cameroon has insisted it is confident of meeting the deadlines to host next year’s AFCON tourney and that all of its venues will be ready.
Nigeria’s FA President Amaju Pinnick is the chair of the organising committee while Dr Jordaan is his deputy.
Pinnick is also CAF vice-president of CAF while Dr Jordaan is a senior CAF Executive committee member.