FilGoal | News | Motsebi: Africa will amaze the world next January


Patrice Motsepe, President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), said that Africa “will amaze the world next January”, during his visit to the Paul Biya stadium in the Cameroonian capital Yaounde, which will host the opening and closing of the African Nations Cup.

Motsebe visited the stadium, accompanied by the Secretary-General of the Federation Veron Mosengo-Omba, the Cameroonian Minister of Rabat Nares Kombe and the President of the Cameroonian Federation Seydou Mbombo Ngoya.

According to CAF’s official website, Motsebe said: “I am very satisfied with the briefing I received and what I saw. I saw the Olympic stadium and it is world-class. We should all be proud of the people of Cameroon, and as Africans, we should commend Cameroon for developing such infrastructure. In partnership with the government, The Minister of Sports, the Local Organizing Committee, the President of the Cameroon Federation and the management of CAF under the leadership of Veron Mosingo Oumba.

“I am sure that in January next year we will wow the rest of the world. I am very satisfied with what I saw, and we are on the right track,” he stressed.

“The quality of football that will be played here will once again show the world that Africa has the potential to win the World Cup one day – and that is the biggest goal. The Africa Cup of Nations is a very special occasion, and I think it is important for us to put things in order in Cameroon,” Motsebe continued.

Egypt plays the tournament in Group D, along with Nigeria, Sudan and Guinea Bissau.

The matches of this group will be held in the city of Garoua, specifically at the Rumdi Adega stadium.

The tournament will be held between January 9 and February 10 in Cameroon.


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