CAF President assures AFCON 2021 will be successful
Written by News Room on December 22, 2021
Confederation of African Football president Patrice Motsepe arrived in Cameroon on Monday and said he wanted to make next month’s troubled Africa Cup of Nations in the country a success.
The CAF chief’s visit comes against a backdrop of persistent rumours that the January 9-February 6 continental showpiece could be called off or delayed again.
The tournament has already suffered a year-long delay due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Before talks with Cameroon President Paul Biya and an inspection of Yaounde’s Olembe stadium, Motsepe said they are very sure of commitment to make the tournament a success in Cameroon.
His visit comes a week after Europe’s top clubs threatened to refuse to release their African players for the event due to concerns over the Covid-19 health protocol.