CAF Assures of Successful 24-team AFCON Competition – Independent Observers

CAF Assures of Successful 24-team AFCON Competition

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Temitope Owotoki

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) is looking forward to a successful outing at this year’s African Nations Cup in Egypt, despite apprehension in some quarters over the ability of the African continent to host a 24-nation championship.

Amaju Pinnick, CAF’s First Vice President, and Chairman of AFCON Organizing Committee, assured that the continental football ruling body is putting necessary measures in place to allay fears and apprehension in some quarters over the first ever 24-nation AFCON competition and ensure that this year’s competition is a huge success.

There has been some reservations within the African football community over the success of this year competition following the withdrawal of the hosting rights of the first-ever 24-nation AFCON from Cameroun and the naming of Egypt as new hosts, early January, just few to the competition.

 This week, the  competition was shifted by six days. CAF announced that the competition, initially scheduled to hold from June 15 to July 13, was shifted to June 21 to July 19 to enable Muslim players have enough rest and recover from the Ramadan Fasting, which will end on June 4.

The draw ceremony for the championship would hold in Cairo on April 12. \lsdpr

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