The CAF president is coming to Cameroon barely 24h after the holding of the CAF executive meeting held in Doha, Qatar yesterday 19th December 2021 with attention on the possible cancellation or postponement of the TotalEnergies African Cup of nations Cameroon 2021.
FIFA’s present, Gianni Infantino, pressurized the CAF executive members for a postponement of the event with little or no success as they voted for the tournament to take place on the set dates. Representatives from Egypt, Morocco and Burkina Faso voted in favour of a cancellation.
Dr Patrice Motsepe is to meet Cameroon’s president Paul Biya for talks as tension fills the air with Cameroon’s capital Yaounde with many of the city dwellers and administrators furious at the lukewarm attitude of CAF’s executive members seen as “FIFA puppets” who are unable to decide for the continent they represent.
Despite CAF’s vote to keep CAN up to date, FIFA lobbying is putting pressure on the side of CAF’s sponsors to bend the instance of a postponement or cancellation. A meeting is scheduled between Motsepe and his excellence Paul Biya at the beginning of the week, a final decision being expected on Wednesday.
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Cameroon has invested millions of Dollars in the construction of infrastructure in order to host Africa’s greatest sports event.