The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have opened a new office in Cameroon’s capital Yaounde ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) scheduled for next year.
The office will be operating until after the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon next year. CAF staff will work closely with the Local Organising Committee in various departments and deliverables.
CAF General Secretary, Veron Mosengo-Omba together with Minister of Sports, Prof. Narcisse Mouelle Kombi and FECAFOOT President Seidou Mbombo Njoya attended the ceremony.
“The opening of the office constituted a concrete step toward CAF’s goal to organize “an unprecedented football championship” in Cameroon,” CAF General Secretary Veron Mosengo-Omba told reporters at a press conference.
“CAF will be present here from now to the end of the competition. This [inauguration of the office] demonstrates our willingness to really work in collaboration with local authorities for the complete success of AFCON,” said Mosengo-Omba.
The Africa Cup of Nations will take place in Cameroon from January 9 to February 6 next year.
The biennial competition has been moved twice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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