AFCON 2021: CAF president to be in Cameroon on January 7 with his family

AFCON 2021: CAF president to be in Cameroon on January 7 with his family


The Confederation of African football CAF is finalizing preparations in Cameroon ahead of the 2021 AFCON which has come under serious questioning with calls on postponement and even cancelation heralded across the continent.

Patrice Motsepe is in Cameroon and will have to be more decisive on the matter. In Yaounde since Monday morning, the president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) was planning to leave Cameroonian soil in the evening. But the South African leader could spend the night in the country's capital Yaounde.

The head of the continental football governing body is expected to meet with the Cameroonian head of state on Tuesday. For the first time in three visits to Yaounde, Paul Biya would be willing to grant an audience to Patrice Motsepe. "In his letter addressed to the president of Fecafoot, the president of CAF had indicated that he would leave Cameroon the same evening. But according to credible sources, he was asked to extend his stay while he was received by the Head of State," a source confirmed.

The president of CAF and his Cameroonian host should discuss a possible postponement or not of the 2021 AFCON. At a time when European clubs and FIFA are putting pressure for an umpteenth shift of the competition scheduled in Cameroon from 9 January to 6 February 2022.

The CAF delegation visited the Olembe stadium which is suppose to host the opening game of the competition come January 9. CAF's president expressed satisfaction and especially appreciated the rate at which work has advanced with the facility. He also gave reassurance that the competition will be played as scheduled. He even promised to return to Cameroon on January 7th ahead of the kickoff. He said he will be coming to Cameroon with his entire family for the 2021 AFCON.

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