Cameroon hold first training session ahead of kick off

Olembe stadium

A general view of the Olembe stadium in Yaounde, Cameroon, on August 8, 2021. The Africa Cup of Nations in January 2022 and February 2022 is a "beacon of hope" for a Cameroonian economy battered by the coronavirus pandemic and two conflicts, businessmen and traders say.

Photo credit: Daniel Beloumou Olomo | AFP

What you need to know:

  • The 33rd edition of the tournament will for the first time feature 24 teams and played in five cities of Cameroon.
  • The Central African country was initially awarded the hosting of the 2019 finals, but Confederation of African Football (CAF) later moved the competition to Egypt citing infrastructural delays by Cameroon.

The delayed 2021 Africa Cup of Nations hosts, Cameroon, were scheduled to hold their first official training session at the Olembe stadium on Tuesday afternoon as the Local Organising Committee began welcoming official delegations for the tournament which kicks off on Sunday.


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