Ivory Coast appeal to CAS for stripping of 2021 CAF AFCON host rights
14 December 2018 15:28 GMT
Ivory Coast have appealed to the court of arbitration for sports after being stripped of the rights to host the 2021 African Cup of Nations by Confederation of African football with Cameroon taking their place.
The Ivorian Football Federation released a statement citing lack of consultation in the CAF president’s decision to move the tournaments and Caf president Ahmad had also indicated that Ivory Coast has now been offered the hosting rights for 2023.
“The FIF was surprised to learn that the president of Caf decided on his own authority, without any prior consultation … to reassign the 2021 edition, which was entrusted until then to Ivory Coast, to Cameroon,” the FIF said in a statement.
“The preparation and work required to organise this great competition, which is particularly important for all Ivorian football and the Ivory Coast, constitutes important economic, financial and human investment.
“In view of all that has happened, the FIF has gone to Cas to appeal against the decision of Caf.”