AFCON 2023: CAF President promises top-notch tournament


The President of the Confederation of African Football, CAF, Patrice Motsepe, has assured of top-notch organisation and security for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, in Cote d’Ivoire.

Motsepe gave the assurance on Friday in Abidjan at a news conference, ahead of the Saturday kick-off of the biennial continental showpiece.

He said CAF has been working round the clock with the host country to ensure a befitting tournament and avoid the mistakes of the last tournament in Cameroon.

“I am satisfied that there is a huge amount of determination and commitment and I think we are on the right track.

“The Cameroon accident was absolutely avoidable.


“I am satisfied the appropriate steps have been taken to make sure we will totally avoid the painful experience we had in Cameroon,” he said.

Newspot reports that the 2021 AFCON held in Cameroon was marred by the stampede at the Olembe Stadium in Yaounde that resulted in the death of eight fans and injury to others during the round of 16 match between Cameroon and the Comoros.

The CAF boss said efforts were on deck to ensure a smooth tournament.

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