A lot of recent allegations and suggestions from both local and international media, claiming that Cameroon could still not be ready to host the AFCON 2021 come January 2022. Based on these, Cameroon's Minister fo Sports and Physical Education, the Federation president among others have taken rounds on the podium, debunking any of such suggestions that once again Samuel Eto'o's country will have to give way for another nation to organize the competition.
The country hosted the African Nations Championship CHAN, a 16 team competition earlier this year using three main sites in Limbe, Doauala and Yaounde and it was an overall success for the organizers. The AFCON will host 24 teams thus a little more organizational strength and competence will be needed.
Cameroon's all time top scorer in the AFCON, Samuel Eto'o has come out to insist that Cameroon will be very ready come January 2022.
"I am proud today to say that my country can organize any competition of international level." Samuel Eto'o said.
During his stay in Mali, Samuel Eto'o was given the opportunity to reassure the world and Africa on Saturday 12 June on the set of the local public television channel, ORTM 1.
"The State of Cameroon and Cameroonians have worked well, he said. We had some difficulties a few months ago, but all that is behind us. Cameroon can even dream of hosting the World Cup; because we have stadiums for such a competition." Eto'o insisted.
The draws of the AFCON 2021 competition which was slated for June 25 in Yaounde was postponed by CAF. This went a long way to raise eyebrows and doubts over the hosting abilities and rights of Cameroon. The draws were postponed to a later date by CAF with no specific date envisaged or pronounced with just over six months to the start of the competition.
The Olembe sports complex which is earmarked to kickoff the competition is still under construction. CAF is still lining up a series of inspection teams to visit Cameroon prior to the start of the competition.
SNA in Cameroon