AFCON 2021, CAF Inaugurate a new office in Cameroon ahead of the competition.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) opened a new headquarters in Yaounde, Cameroon’s capital, on Tuesday, ahead of next year’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON 2021).
CAF’s Secretary-General Veron Mosengo-Omba, who inaugurated the office alongside Cameroon’s Minister of Sports and Physical Education, Prof. Narcisse Mouelle Kombi, said the opening was a concrete step toward CAF’s ambition of organizing “an extraordinary football championship” in Cameroon.
From now until the finish of the competition, CAF will be present. This [inauguration of the office] illustrates our readiness to truly collaborate with local governments for AFCON to be a complete success,” At a press conference, Mosengo-Omba informed media.
In the months leading up to the flagship competition, officials said that CAF employees will collaborate closely with the local organizing committee on several departments and deliverables. “I want to emphasize once more that AFCON will be held in this magnificent country next year, which is why we are establishing the office,” Mosengo-Omba stated, putting to rest rumors that Cameroon will be unable to host the tournament due to delays in preparations and security concerns.
Cameroon will host the Africa Cup of Nations from January 9 to February 6 next year.
Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the biennial competition has been rescheduled twice.