A joint communique signed by Cameroon’s Minister of Health Manaouda Malachie, Sports Minister Narcisse Mouelle Kombi, CAF General Secretary Veron Mosengo-Omba and FECAFOOT, has clearly outlined the requirements each fan must fulfill with respect to COVID-19, before gaining access to stadiums during the upcoming AFCON2021.
The officials affirmed that despite the health challenges posed by the pandemic, Africa’s top football event next year must hold.
To ensure that this happens and under safe conditions, each supporter will have to fulfill a set of health requirements before being allowed access to the stadiums.
“Supporters may only enter stadiums to attend AFCON 2021 matches if they are fully vaccinated, and are able to show a negative PCR test result that is no older than 72 hours or a negative antigen test result no older than 24 hours.
“The competent health authorities will take all necessary action to facilitate vaccination and the performance of screening tests at all competition sites” an excerpt of the joint communique indicated.
For the players, staff, and other officials, CAF will use an independent, internationally recognized laboratory to carry out testing. This is to ensure objectiveness and neutrality as well as trust on all sides.