The Cameroonian media landscape wakes to the news of CAF president Dr Patrice Motsepe's visit to Cameroon.
The South African arrives Yaounde this Thursday afternoon via the Nsimalen International airport, alongside CAF Secretary General Veron Mosengo and is received by FECAFOOT's Seido Mbombo Njoya among others. The details of the visit is contained in a letter addressed to the President of the Local Organizing Committee of the 2021 AFCON, Cameroon's Sports Minister Professor Narcisse Mouelle Kombi.
It is dated Thursday September 15, 2021 and reads
'' We have the honor to inform you of the visit of the president of CAF, Dr Patrice Motsepe and the Secretary General Mr Veron Mosengo, who will be in Cameroon on September 16 for a working visit with his excellency the head of state Paul Biya, the president of the Republic of Cameroon.
We regret any inconveniences caused by this short short notification time and the detail breakdown of the visit will be communicated soonest.''
The letter is signed by the chief of cabinet at CAF's Secretariat.
The promptness of the said meeting with the head of state has raised many questions surrounding the readiness of the COCAN ahead of the competition come January 2022.
Why meet the head of state who has no direct link to the competition nor the organizing committee? is the million dollar question surrounding the visit. Hopefully a press conference will be scheduled after the meeting to get the details, implications and the outcomes.
Cameroon is expected to host 23 other African nations during the finals of the AFCON. The country was stripped off hosting rights of the 2019 edition owing to unpreparedness.
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