Cameroon has been handed a framework agreement and host rights of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. The important document binding CAF and Cameroon for the organisation of the football jamboree was signed in Yaounde this Friday, October 22, 2021.
Cameroon’s Minister of Sports, President of the Local Organising Committee of the 2021 AFCON dubbed COCAN signed for the government of Cameroon while the first Vice President of CAF, Senegalese Augustine Senghor signed on behalf of the football powerhouse and Seidou Mbombo Njoya for FECAFOOT.
The document lays down the rules and obligations of the two parties, that is Cameroon and the Confederations of African Football, CAF.
The historic and highly awaited document sets the pace for the successful organisation of the continental football feast to be staged in January 2022 in six sites in Cameroon.
Before sealing the deal, the President of the Local Organising Committee in Cameroon, Minister Narcisse Mouelle Kombi took the floor to note Cameroon’s conviction and total engagement in giving the football event the worth and the pride it deserves in the continent.
“We will do better than the 2016 AWCON and the 2020 CHAN for the pride of the continent. Be assured that with the conviction of President Paul Biya, the Prime Minister and everyone Cameroonian, we have taken the engagement”, COCAN President.
The CAF emissary, Augustine Senghor re-echoed CAF’s continuous support to Cameroon in her organization of the AFCON
“We are ready to accompany Cameroon in the successful organisation of AFCON. The President of CAF Dr. Patrice Motsepe sent me to emphasize on his support to Cameroon for the interest of the continent and the pride of African football”, First Vice President of CAF, Augustine Senghor.
The brief but memorable signing ceremony was witnessed by some Cameroon’s football legends, ministers, football authorities and a cross section of committee members of the Local Organising Committee of the AFCON.