The AFCON Trophy is finally in Cameroon, host of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. The precious metal, one of the most solicited in African football was received by the President of the Local Organising Committee of the 2021 AFCON, COCAN in his capacity as the Minister of Sports and Physical Education.
In a very brief but colourful event, the Director of Marketing with TotalEnergies, Adrien Bechonnet presented the gold-plated cup designed trophy which he described a symbol of strength, fraternity and community.
According to the top official of TotalEnergies, the sparking and beautifully shaped trophy bearing the African continent will be paraded along the streets of the five host cities of Yaounde, Garoua, Douala, Limbe and Bafoussam to give a feel of the football feast ahead of the schedule.
Cameroon’s Minister of Sport, President of the Local Organising Committee, Narcisse Mouelle Kombi said the presence of the precious and prestigious metal is prove that Cameroon is ready to celebrate Africa in a big way through football and culture.
To the Minister the football bonanza will be blended with the four cultural zones of the Cameroon, the forest zone, the sahel, the grass fields and the coastal zones that possess unique cultures in dances and dressings.
The ceremony was highlighted by a cultural display in the presence of the AFCON Mascot “Mola”.
From the conference room of the Ministry, the trophy was escorted to the Prime Minister’s office before it goes to the streets in the days ahead.
The trophy is coming from Egypt, one of the participating teams at the 2021 AFCON. Eighteen countries have already have a feel of the gold plated metal. From Algeria the celebrated metal was in Senegal, then Cote D’Ivoire, Ghana, Egypt and now Cameroon