CAN 2021: Cameroon responds to rumors of withdrawal, Algeria sets things straight

In recent hours, several rumors have spread on social networks mentioning a possible new withdrawal of the organization of CAN 2021 in Cameroon (January 9-February 6, 2022).

On Twitter , the president of the Cameroonian Federation (Fecafoot), Seidou Mbombo Njoya, took the floor to put an end to speculation. “ Our country will host the African Cup of Nations from January 2022. Fecafoot is mobilized alongside the State to make this football festival a great first in Africa as Patrice Motsepe (president of CAF, editor’s note) ”, clarified the leader.

At the same time, the Algerian Federation (FAF) denied the words attributed to its president Amara Charaf-Eddine who would have already positioned himself in the event of withdrawal from the competition in Cameroon. The leader held “to provide details about the statements he made this Tuesday, June 8, 2021 on the sidelines of the COA EGM relating to CAN TOTAL Cameroon 2021 and which have been taken out of context. Indeed, the President of the FAF did not at any time declare that Algeria would replace Cameroon in the event of this country withdrawing to organize this competition at the agreed deadline. The organization of an African Cup of Nations will be done in consultation with the public authorities who will have to take such a decision when all the conditions are met to host and succeed a large-scale event ”, rectified the instance. The debate is partly closed pending a possible clarification from CAF which would definitely put an end to the rumors.