At 20 days to the kick-off of the Africa Cup of Nations, the President of CAF makes an emergency stopover in Cameroon from Doha, Qatar where the CAF/FIFA joint executive meeting was organised on Sunday, December 19, 2021.
Patrice Motsepe’s visit comes after popular options voted for another postponement this time around on grounds of the health challenges in the world, the new #COVID19 Omicron variant.
Upon his arrival, the CAF scribe noted
“Cameroon is a proud football nation. They have made Cameroonians and Africans proud, and I am confident that in our meetings both today and tomorrow, we will be able to give Africa and the world confidence”.
He said he is confident that the 2021 AFCON to be staged in Cameroon in January 2022 will be a success
“We will talk tomorrow and give feedback but I am very confident that we will work together. We are very clear in terms of our commitment to make AFCON a success in Cameroon”.
The South African billionaire and football actor emphasized that any decision and outcome of the various meetings he will have in Cameroon will grossly be for the development of African football and for the interest of Africans
“We have a commitment to our people of Cameroon, we have a commitment to the people of Africa, and the commitment to the development of football in Africa”.
Just to note that the Confederation of African Football amid everything overwhelmingly voted for the AFCON to be organised in January 2022 as planned.
On schedule, the President of CAF and some top staff, the Secretary General Veron Mesongo Omba, CAF’s First Vice President, Augustine Senghor will pay a visit to the 60000-Olembe Stadium billed to host the opening and closing ceremonies of the football bonanza amongst other matches.
Patrice Motsepe will also meet with the newly elected executives of the Cameroon Football Federation, FECAFOOT, and have a working session with members of the Local Organising Committee.
Accordingly, the visiting CAF president will surely face the press after these meetings and give a feedback as promised at a time when stories of a possible postponement are making turns on the internet