Seven months before the start of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations scheduled for next January in Cameroon, a CAF delegation led by General General Veron Mosengo-Omba arrived at the
Yaoundé-Nsimalen International Airport for a two-day mission on Monday.
The visit will, among other things, set up a permanent CAF office in Cameroon, and to set the new bases for the draw ceremony, initially scheduled for 25 June and postponed to a later date for better preparation of the event.
Mosengo-Omba is accompanied by the Deputy Secretary General in charge of development and football, Anthony Baffoe, Director of Competitions Samson Adamu, Commercial Director Ali Aissaoui, Assistant to CAF General Secretary Office , Sandra Latorre, as well as Collins Smith, Head of FIFA Tournaments and Events, whose expertise will be put to good use for the success of African football showpiece.
This visit will take place mainly in Yaoundé until 16 June and will allow the Local Organizing Committee (COCAN-21), FECAFOOT (Cameroon Football Federation) and CAF to agree on the last essential points.
A visit to Olembé Stadium where work is continuing will take place on Tuesday. The jewel with a capacity of 60,000 is expected to host the opening and closing matches of Afcon.
Located 13 km away from the urban center of Yaoundé, the venue also houses two additional stadiums planned for teams training.
After the Monday meeting with the President of COCAN and Cameroonian Minister of Sports, Prof. Narcisse Mouelle Kombi, the program of Tuesday June 15 includes a visit to the Olembe Sports Complex, the inauguration of the CAF office and finally a press briefing scheduled at FECAFOOT headquarters from 5:00 p.m. (Cameroon time).
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By FARPost Reporter