2019 AFCON : CAF Inspection team gets to work


The first CAF inspection team has started their twelve day evaluation  mission in Cameroon ahead of the 2019 AFCON to be hosted by Cameroon.

The team arrived Yaoaunde,Cameroon this Thursday 11th January 2018 in dispersed ranks.

Early Friday 12th January 2018, the crew conducted by Egyptian born Ismail Wally, started-off their evaluation mission in Cameroon by meeting with the top officials in sports.

The nine member CAF team visited the headquaters of the Local Organising Committee for 2019 AFCON dubbed COCAN.

The delegation held a working session with the Yaounde Chapter of COCAN in the presence of the COCAN President,Minister Bidoung Mpkatt, the Supervisor of the AFCON sites and facilities,Governor Naseri Paul Bea and top dignatories of  Sports in Cameroon

After the meeting with COCAN officials,the team said they were impressed with the level of hospitability and added that their visit is to help Cameroon record a success in the 2019 AFCON.

After their brief stay at the COCAN headquaters,the inspectors took off for the Olembe site that is fast taking a soccer facelift.

The delegation is divided into two,one will evaluate some hotels and hospitals amogst others shortlisted for the  2019 football jamboree.

The first CAF mission has as instruction to observe three things,the Stadia that is, the Rumde Aja Stadium in Garoua,the Omnisports stadia in Limbe,Bafoussam,Yaounde and Douala plus the Olembe and Japoma work sites not forgetting the training grounds.

Secondly, the inspectors will zoom on the hotels shortlisted in the host cities of Buea,Limbe,Bafoussam,Douala,Garoua and Yaounde.The third aspect will be airports meanwhile all other sites and facilities will be observed during the subsequent CAF visits.

The visiting delegation is made up of nine persons and the tenth delegate will be in Cameroon only on 21st January 2018.

According to the programme schedule, The team will visit the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium and the Olembe Stadium on January 12th and 13th.

The team will later travel to Garoua on January 14th and 15th and move to Bafoussam on the 16th January 2018.

On the 18th and 19th,the inspection team will make appraisal of the works at the Jopoma and the Douala reunification Stadium undergoing rehabilition.

From there, the delegation will go to Buea and Limbe on January 20 and 21st to further inspect the facilities sidelined to play host during the big football event.


The crew returns to Yaounde where they will spend the 22nd to rest and on 23rd January 2018 the visiting delegates will visit the CAF Excellence Centre in Mbankomo to mark an end to their stay in Cameroon

Benly Anchunda

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