Algerian Minister of Youth and Sports Raouf Salim Barnawi said his country is ready to host the 2021 African Cup of Nations if the African Confederation (K) decides to withdraw the organization again from Cameroon.
Cameroon was scheduled to host the 2019 edition of the continental finals, but CAF decided in December last year to withdraw the right to organize from Cameroon and entrust Egypt to host the tournament, held in June and July and won by Algeria, due to delayed state preparations. Located in Central Africa.
Barnawi, who succeeded Mohamed Hattab in the Algerian interim government, said in an interview with Reuters that he had obtained the approval of Algeria's top authorities to succeed Cameroon in hosting the 2021 World Cup "if Kef withdraws the right to organize the tournament."
"We support Cameroon in the organization of the next Nations Cup and are ready to help them if they ask us because it is a country with which we have strong ties."
`` But we are ready to compensate Cameroon, and I have the approval of the higher authorities and we have the necessary resources.
Algeria won the Nations Cup for the second time in their history when they beat Senegal in the final in Cairo last July.