COCAN: Sports Minister says Cameroon is categorically ready

The extraordinary session of the Local Organising Committee for the Organisation of the 2021 CHAN and the 2022 AFCON dubbed COCAN, has met again after five months to evaluate the state of progress in the organisation of the twin football events.


The President of the COCAN, the Minister of Sports and Physical Education, Narcisse Mouelle Kombi called for a total engagement of the actors towards the success of the two football jamborees.

After an indoor working session with the various organising committees, marked by committee reports amongst many other activities, the Minister proposed the following:

#Redoubling of efforts by the stakeholders and the mandatory need for a team spirit

#The sense of pragmatism and responsibility of all the actors

#The continuous collaboration of the COCAN with CAF officials

#FECAFOOT should work with competent authorities for the possible relaunch of football activities in the country

The COCAN President called tournament manager to be disciplined, available and proactive.

The session ended with a signature of an agreement between FECAFOOT and mayors of three of the four host cities of Limbe, Buea and Yaounde.

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The Mayor of Buea, one of the host cities of the 2021 African Nations Championship, CHAN and the 2022 AFCON, David Mafani said the atmosphere is serene and the infrastructure is quiet in place.

He said the town of Buea will be completely lighted ahead of the continental football events.

Mayor David Mafani said in the context of the #COVID19, ongoing sensitisation campaigns have been launched by the council to ensure a free and safe football tournament when the time comes.

Responding on the worry of the press on the state of preparedness, the President of COCAN said emphatically that Cameroon is categorically ready in terms of logistics.

Present at the extraordinary session of COCAN were the Governors of the CHAN host cities, the Mayors, managers of football facilities and sites, FECAFOOT President and members of the organising committees amongst many stakeholders.

Benly Anchunda

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