CAF president arrives in Cameroon for crucial AFCON meeting

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Patrice Motsepe, president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), arrived in Yaounde Monday morning for crucial discussions with Cameroon authorities on the preparations for next month’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

   “Cameroon is a proud football nation. I am confident that in our meetings both today and tomorrow, we will be able to give Africa and the world confidence,” Motsepe told reporters upon arrival at the Nsimalem International Airport.

   “We have a commitment to our people of Cameroon, we have a commitment to the people of Africa and the commitment to the development of football in Africa,” he added.

   Motsepe is scheduled to meet with the country’s president Paul Biya to discuss the preparations of the tournament.

   His visit came among speculations that the biennial championship could be postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic.

   CAF and the host have repeatedly refused to accept another delay to the tournament which has already been postponed twice before.

   AFCON is scheduled to begin in Cameroon on January 9 and will run for four weeks across six host venues.  

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