Cameroon prepares to host CAN. It is the host country for the organization of the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN), scheduled from 9 January to 6 February 2022. The country’s authorities have already begun work, especially in the cities that will host this major African competition.
Cameroon wants to succeed in organizing the Africa Cup of Nations. The Cameroonian government has launched work in six cities where the various meetings will be held, in Yaoundé, Douala, Limbé, Buea, Bafoussam and Garoua. The objective is to beautify these cities in terms of infrastructure.
Six months before the start of the 33rd African Cup of Football Nations, Cameroon plans to make major organizational steps to facilitate the running of the competition. The Prime Minister, Joseph Dion Ngute, insists on urban mobility, the beautification of cities, but also cultural activities.
According to “Cameroon Magazine”, the Cameroonian head of government gave instructions to the ministers of Decentralization, Urban Planning, Arts and Culture, Sports and Transport. This includes taking care of cultural activities, security, transport, landscape and urban mobility, in order to provide good support to foreign delegations.
As a reminder, Cameroon had been withdrawn from the organization of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations before being able to host the 2021 edition. The coronavirus pandemic eventually led to the postponement of the competition to 2022. This delay allowed the country to better organize itself in the preparations. The Olembé Stadium in Yaoundé, where the opening match and final will be played, has a capacity of 60,000 seats. It should be noted that the delay of the work of this sports infrastructure has long fuelled the controversy at the national level and in the Cameroonian community living in the diaspora.