The phenomenon of bad pitches at the AFCON is set to be a thing of the past, according to CAF
The state of pitches at the three-week tournament - especially that of the Stade de Port-Gentil - was heavily criticized for it's role in subjecting players to injuries as well as ruining the quality of football.
"That is a lesson for us to make sure we have better control of better management in future," CAF Secretary general Hicham El Amrani told BBC Sport.
"We are taking it very seriously. One way to do things is to be in touch with the Local Organising Committee way in advance, even before a pitch has been laid, and to provide them with our knowledge in terms of selection of suppliers."
The next edition of the AFCON will be hosted by Cameroon, who won this year's edition.
Matches will be played in the capital Yaounde, as well as Douala, Garoua, Limbe and Baffousam.