Monday, December 3, 2018

Withdrawal of the CAN2019: 'all is not lost, there is still hope'

Professor Félix thinks that legally Cameroon can seize the Court of Arbitration for Sport (TAS) based in Lausanne in Switzerland.

The pill is really hard to swallow for Cameroonian leaders following the withdrawal of CAN 2019 in Cameroon by the CAF

Asked about a possible withdrawal a few hours before the decision of the CAF Executive Committee meeting in Accra, Ghana last Friday, Prof. Felix Zogo, Secretary General of the Ministry of Communication and also President of the Communication Committee of the Local Committee in charge of the organization of the African Cup of Nations has made a point: "In the end, if Cameroon considers that the decision which is opposed to it is unjustified, it will seize the Court of Arbitration for Sport and such referral has an effect suspensive. As long as a decision of the CAS has not occurred, no new attribution is possible. And that, the CAF knows it. That's why she takes every precaution before deciding on a unilateral withdrawal".

Except that the CAF in its final communiqué seems to be sufficiently clear "the Confederation of African Football has decided that the next edition of the Africa Cup of Nations 2019 can not be held in Cameroon. This decision without appeal, led the CAF to initiate and open an urgent call for new applications from countries to ensure the normal progress of the CAN to the places and calendar places planned in summer 2019. "Can we read

So, having read this communiqué from CAF, Prof. Zogo reacted again. "You see that Ahmad's villain is already backing off. He knows that in the event of a judicial or arbitral recourse, he will be on the carpet".

Since then, it is rumored that the Cameroonian government could launch a counterattack