The Cameroon Football Association announced the approval of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to officially determine the proportion of public attendance in the matches of the championship African Nations Cup 2021, which is scheduled to take place from this evening, next Sunday, January 9, until February 6, which will be hosted by Cameroon.
The letter, which was published by the Cameroon Federation on its official website, stated that the attendance rate in the first group matches, which includes the Cameroon national team – the host country – is scheduled to reach 80% of the stadium’s capacity.
While the Confederation of African Football has set the attendance rate in the matches of the rest of the teams and groups, to reach 60% of the stadium’s capacity, with an emphasis on adhering to the precautionary measures to confront the Corona pandemic.
The group stage matches of the African Nations Cup will be held from the opening day on January 9 and will continue until January 20.
The African Nations were postponed for a whole year due to the repercussions of the Corona virus, which caused the delay in qualifying for the tournament the year before last.
The tournament will be held with the participation of 24 teams for the second time in the history of the tournament, after CAF decided to increase the number of teams from 16 to 24 teams, starting with the 2019 edition that was held in Egypt.
Cameroon, the owner of the land and the public, is competing in Group A, along with Ethiopia, Cape Verde and Burkina Faso.
Egypt, along with Guinea-Bissau, Nigeria and Sudan, will participate in the Group D matches of the African Nations Cup.