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AFCON 2021: Pools and venues are known

AFCON 2021: Pools and venues are known

The Africa Cup Of Nations 2021 will be played in Cameroon come January 2022. All the dust of uncertainty has diffused. The draws of the competition have been done today August 17 in Yaounde. The event attended by a handful of former African football greats like Didier Zokora, Didier Drogba, Siaka Tiene, Samuel Eto'o, El Hadji Diouf and Asamoah Gyan. CAF's delegation led by president Dr Motsepe expressed satisfaction ahead of the draws and equally congratulate the Local Organizing Committee led by Cameroon's Sports Minster Prof. Narcise Kombi.

At the Palais des Congress on Tuesday night, the six pools were drawn.

The opening match will see host nation Cameroon take on Burkina Faso on January 9 in Yaounde's newly constructed Olembe Stadium.

The capital city of Cameroon Yaounde will host two pools:

POOL A: Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia and Cape Verde will play their games at Olembe

POOL B: Senegal, Zimbabwe, Guinea and Malawi will be in the West Region, precisely in Bafoussam.

POOL C: Morocco, Ghana, Comoros Island and Gabon will rock the Ahmadou Ahidjo stadium in Yaounde

POOL D: Nigeria, Egypt, Sudan and Guinea Bissau will travel up North to play in Garoua at the Roumde Adja stadium.

POOL E: Current champions Algeria, Sierra Leone, Equatorial Guinea and Ivory Coast be lodged in Douala, the economic capital and will play their games at the Japoma stadium, another edifice constructed in prelude to this competition.

POOL F: Tunisia, Mali, Mauritania and The Gambia will be lodged in the South West Region of Cameroon and will play their games at the Limbe Omnisport Stadium.

 

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