The Confederation of African Football (CAF) confirmed that the African Nations Cup will be held in Cameroon, noting its confidence in the success of the next edition of the competition, scheduled for the period from January 9 to February 6, 2022.
With this confirmation, the president of the African Union, Patrice Motsepe, has put an end to rumors that Cameroon is not ready to host the competition, which led to consider the idea of transferring it to another place in the past hours.
CAF president said: “I visited Cameroon recently, and things are going well. I think that Cameroon is ready to receive the big continental event.”
The African Nations Cup competition suffered from much confusion due to its postponement and the lack of stadiums ready to host it, in addition to the European clubs’ controversy with the African Union due to the holding of the tournament in the winter during the period of activity of the European Championships.
The Local Organizing Committee of the 33rd edition of the African Cup of Nations-2021 (postponed to 2022) for football, had renewed its desire and the desire of the Cameroonian authorities to respect the obligations placed upon it regarding hosting and organizing the continental appointment in the period specified for it (January-February).