A binding agreement has been signed between the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and Cameroon, with respect to the organization of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. The engagement gotten into by the two parties was signed on Friday, 22 October, at the Multipurpose Sports Complex in Yaounde.
Three key persons were involved in the signing ceremony; Sports Minister Narcisse Mouelle Kombi who represented the government, Seidou Mbombo Njoya on behalf of FECAFOOT and Augustin Senghor for the Confederation of African Football.
The First Vice president of CAF said they were satisfied with the progress Cameroon has made so far. They inspected infrastructure in Douala, Garoua, and Yaounde a few days before the signing of the agreement. “We had a meeting with the Minister of State, Secretary-General at the Presidency of the Republic of Cameroon in order to talk about the level of advancement of the work.
“We were here on behalf of President Patrice Motsepe to tell him that he has to transmit our opinion to President Paul Biya that we are very satisfied with what we had seen…the preparation of this competition…we saw that the work was in progress. I think that Cameroon is in a good way to finalize these works in order to allow us to have a very exciting competition” Augustin Senghor said after meeting with the Minister of State, Secretary-General at the Presidency, Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh.
FECAFOOT President Seidou Mbombo Njoya, also expressed joy to have taken part in the signing of the agreement and about the facilities that Cameroon now has. He said the infrastructure is not only for Cameroon but will be used by Africa as a whole.
Cameroon will host the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations from 9 January to 6 February 2022.