President of the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF), Ahmad Ahmad, has reiterated he wants to work with Guinea to ensure they can host the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
Ahmad made the disclosure on Monday when he met with Guinea’s Head of State, Alpha Condé.
Ahmad also stressed that CAF has never officially considered taking the 2019 and 2021 tournaments away from Cameroon and Ivory Coast, respectively.
Ahmad who was accompanied to Conakry CAF Vice-President Constant Omari, held a meeting with the Guinea FA headed by Antonio Soure, who heads the 2023 Nations Cup Local Organising Committee, and discussed new CAF reforms.
The Madagascan also warned Cameroon to make sure they observe the deadlines to have all the required facilities ready before the commencement of the competition.
“Officially, CAF has never questioned the allocation of 2023 AFCON to Guinea. We also reaffirmed to President Alpha Condé our willingness to accompany Guinea to organise the 2023 AFCON,” Ahmad said.
“Guinea must be willing to respect the conditions of hosting AFCON. Otherwise, there will always be an alternative.
“If Guinea is committed, I think it will respect the AFCON timing. We have the right to worry about the organisation of the Nations Cup, because if it does not work, it is CAF that bear the brunt,” Ahmad added