Cameroon’s football (soccer) authorities say they are confident they can complete the infrastructure for hosting the postponed Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), the continent’s biggest football championship, in 2022.
The contest was originally scheduled for next January but the Confederation of African Football on Tuesday postponed the event for a year because of the coronavirus.
Sports Minister Narcisse Mouelle Kombi says the postponement of the Africa Football Cup of Nations offers Cameroon the opportunity to prepare a memorable competition. He says Cameroon will have time to quantitatively and qualitatively accelerate work on all sports, health, communication, and road infrastructure in order to offer Africa a very successful continental football competition.
He says Cameroon is going to perfect what it has already done to offer African youths a memorable AFCON.
The AFCON postponement has been received with mixed reaction. Football fans say they are anxious to see their teams play.