By Angu Lesley
Monday December 20- the president of the Confederation of African Football, CAF, Patrice Motsepe, has arrived Cameroon’s political capital-Yaounde for discussions with Cameroon football authorities on continuation of preparations for a proper organization of the 2021 Africa cup of Nations Tournament in Cameroon.
Dr Motsepe touchdown at 8AM to be accompanied by a number of top CAF officials, all jetting in from Doha. CAF Secretary General Veron Mosengo-Omba and recently elected president of the Cameroon Football federation Samuel Eto’o formed part of the arriving delegation.
This is coming hours into speculations about an emergency CAF Executive committee meeting on Sunday to discuss the future of next year’s African Cup of Nations. During this meeting majority of the CAF Executive committee members including Seidou Mbombo Njoya reported opted for the AFCON to happen as scheduled.
Speculations about the tournament not going on as planned have eaten up a portion of the media environment but CAF certainly tilt towards the organization of the 2021 AFCON as planned.
CAF has insisted it’s one and only plan is to have the AFCON happen as planned though unofficial sources say there is an external influence pushing for otherwise.
“We have a commitment to the people of Cameroon and Africa but we are positive. We will give you feedback tomorrow but we want to give good image of Cameroon and Africa to the world” Motsepe told the media on arrival in Cameroon this Monday.
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The 33rd edition of the AFCON will kick-off on January 9 and run for four weeks across six host venues with 24 National selections in battle to succeed 2019 champions Algeria.
In the meantime, the tournament’s mascot Mola is touring the nation to create awareness about the upcoming soccer frenzy.
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