Benin’s facilities are basic and need huge investment. The Football Associations of Cameroon and Benin say they are still awaiting any sort of official documentation about Nigeria’s co-hosting plans for the 2010 World Cup. The two countries have been named, along with Ghana and Togo, as junior partners in Nigeria’s bid.
They would all host games but would not gain automatic qualification.
But Cameroon’s FA boss, Iya Mohammed, said he had given no thought to the matter because he had seen nothing on paper from the Nigerians.
FA officials added that their government would have to give the go-ahead before they could enter any sort of negotiations.
The Benin FA has also seen no official proposal.
A Nigerian delegation visited the country in November and suggested a co-hosting bid.
But since that time the FA has seen and heard nothing more.
Officials again said their government would make the decision about whether to get involved in the World Cup bid.
Both Cameroon and Benin have dilapidated stadia, roads and rudimentary phone systems.
They would have to invest hundreds of millions of dollars to improve their facilities to meet Fifa’s most basic requirements, and that is money they do not have.