CAF inspection team visit Cameroon

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The CAF inspection team started their visit to Cameroon as part of the inspections and preparations for the Africa Cup of Nations taking place in that country next year.

The delegation was welcomed by the Honorary President of CAF and Advisor to the President of COCAN, Issa Hayatou and the Cameroonian Minister of Sports, Professor Narcisse Mouelle Kombi.

The inspection tour, led by CAF Deputy Secretary General Anthony Baffoe, started on Saturday, 22 May and visited two venues: the hall that will host the Total Africa Cup of Nations draw on 25 June in Yaounde and Ahmadou Ahidjou Stadium.

Amongst the experts roped in by CAF for this inspection visit is a team of FIFA specialists led by Jaime Yarza Gonzalez, FIFA Director of Tournaments and Events, who are giving technical input to CAF and the Cameroon Local Organising Committee.

On Sunday, the delegation spent time in Garoua where they visited two training sites, hotels, hospitals and the main stadium.

On Monday, the team moved back to Yaounde where they visited the newly Olembe Stadium and other facilities.

On Tuesday, the delegation visited Bafoussam Stadium and inspected infrastructure in that area. This is one of the newly-built stadiums for the Total Africa Cup of Nations.

On Wednesday, they will inspect the world class facilities in Japoma and also the Reunification Stadium before finishing the inspection tour on Thursday in Limbe.

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By Ofhani Munyai

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