Cameroon gets second chance to host Cup of Nations

Cameroon gets second chance to host Cup of Nations
Cameroon will now host the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations after being stripped of the rights to host next year's edition by the Confederation of African Football (Caf) last Friday, Caf President Ahmad Ahmad has confirmed.According to Ahmad, Cameroon was stripped of the 2019 Afcon rights to avoid a repeat of 2010 where some players came under attack by Cabinda separatists in Angola besides delays in infrastructural preparations.Gunmen attacked a bus transporting the Togolese national team to Angola for the 2010 tournament killing three people and wounding many others. The attackers fired at the vehicle when it crossed from the Republic of Congo into Angola's oil-rich enclave of Cabinda. Rebels who were fighting for the independence of the region later claimed responsibility for the attack.In an interview on Pan African television channel, Afrique Media on Monday night, Ahmad said Caf paid dearly for the Cabinda incident and “can't take that risk again" for Cameroon that is facing two major security threats; the Boko Haram insurgency in the Northern regions and an armed separatist movement in the two English speaking regions.He said all 20 members of the Caf executive committee who were present in Accra, Ghana last...