Two days of continuous work for CAF officials at the 41st General Assembly of the Confederation of African Football,CAF ended this Thursday July 18 at Aida Ballroom_Cairo Marriott Hotel, Zamalek, Egypt.
The General Assembly was sanctioned by multiple decisions, elections, appointments and draw for the 2021 AFCON qualifiers as the journey to Cameroon begins.
Prince Seidou Mbombo Njoya after these events told the media that Cameroon’s group is tricky and the search for a coach for the task ahead begins soon.
Just for the sake of formality and to keep Match fitness,host Cameroon was involved in the draw.The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon have placed in Group F where they will face Cape Verde, Mozambique and Rwanda.
Speaking to kick442.com in Cairo after the draw,the confident president didn’t sound like he was taking any of the opponents lightly.
“For the draw,you must notice we are going from Islands to Islands. After Comoros in the last qualifiers, now it’s Sao Tome,anyway it reminds me of some of our historic matches we have had with them. From this draw you can see that anything is possible, couple of years ago, after this kind of draw you will hear of big teams and small teams. Now that doesn’t exists again. There is no small teams again.
“I can say all the groups are tricky, we have a good challenge to be in such a group. For us we prefer this kind of group. It gives us a good test before we enter our own competition on home soil” Prince Mbombo Njoya said.
Cameroon is out in search of a coach after ending the working relationship with Clarence Seedorf following a fail attempt to defend the AFCON title in Egypt.
Talking about the vacant coaching job, the president: “In the days ahead we will be receiving files of interested candidates and we will carefully study the different files, put all together to ensure we get the best coach for our national team” Prince Seidou Mbombo Njoya added.
Former Indomitable Lion Patrick Ndem Henri Mboma,2 times AFCON winner Hervé Renard and current Benin coach Michel Dussuyer are all names the media have been speculating they could be linked with the vacant coaching job.
Cameroon will host the 2021 AFCON, the 2nd 24 nations AFCON tournament after a successful first experiment in Egypt.
Angu Lesley in Cairo