Wednesday, August 8, 2018

CAN 2019: Joseph Antoine Bell Reacts To Rumor Making Rounds That CAN 2019 Will Not Take Place In Cameroon

"Cameroon is the only country to have obtained the organization of the CAN in which it is said by its own nationals that the CAN will not take place. I have never had so much doubt anywhere else " says  Joseph Antoine Bell. 


CIN | Joseph Antoine Bell commented on the crazy rumor that has seized the press and social networks in recent weeks. The guest of the elite club program (Vision 4) of August 5, 2018 declared that the opinion of the ex-international Ahmed Shoubeir (at the origin of the information which alarmed the Cameroonians), is not that of the CAF. The former international said that Cameroon is a "surprising" country that excels in bidding, catastrophism.

Bel claims that the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has attributed the organization of the CAN through the mouth of its president and that if it is to withdraw it will always be through the mouth of it. He invited everyone to "know the procedures" and recalled that the President of the CAF said that for Cameroon the time to know if a country can organize the CAN is 6 months. Which brings us back to December 2018, he says, castigating in passing the panic that seizes Cameroonians.

"Look, we are in a country that will organize its presidential elections. There are lots of people saying to you: No, we can not organize these elections because there are a few shots there. Meanwhile, in Mali where the country is divided, where the UN is installed, we organize and everyone wants to organize the presidential elections and the Cameroonians give the results without shuddering. But at home they say that it is not possible. Because there is a shot today in Buea we can not. In Iraq, where we went, in the middle of the war everybody said that elections are the solution, we organize them and organize them. In Côte d'Ivoire it was the elections but at home, we say ourselves: "no no no no especially there must not be elections because there are shots", protested Joseph Antoine Bell.

"Cameroon is the only country to have obtained the organization of the CAN in which it is said by its own nationals that the CAN will not take place. I have never had so much doubt anywhere else, "he says, explaining that he has never seen any country in the world organizing a major international competition that was ready two years before as the Cameroonians wanted for them.