COCAN in total mobilization
In prelude to the CAF inspection visit scheduled to be carried out from the 26th to the 30th of September 2019 in a bid to evaluate the facilities that shall host the CHAN 2020 and the 2021 AFCON, a series of preparatory meeting chaired by the Minister of Sports and Physical Education, President of the COCAN 20 – 21 have been going on in MINSEP.
It all started with a seminar that was organized at the Yaoundé Multipurpose Sports Complex on the 18 and 19 of September 2019, which came as a result of the observations noticed on the field by Prof Narcisse MOUELLE KOMBI, President of COCAN 20 – 21 during his last supervision tour on the various sites that will host the 2020 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) and the 2021 Africa Football Cup of Nations (AFCON). The Minister noticed that the presentations of the facilities on the different sites by the different stakeholders where incoherent. Reasons for the necessity of the seminar aimed at harmonizing the methodology of presentation of these infrastructure. This whole process seek to furnish the actors to speak just one language and nothing but the true situation at hand when encountering the CAF emissaries.
Minister Narcisse MOUELLE KOMBI presiding over the preparatory meetings of the 24th of September at the Ministry of Sports and Physical Education, urged the COCAN members and all the stakeholders to show proof of majority, professionalism and patriotism as they present the facilities to the CAF emissaries during the upcoming inspection visit. It is on this note that the President of COCAN 20 – 21 asked the Director of Tournament for the 2020 Africa Nations Championship, Dr. TONYE David to present the recommendations of the harmonization seminar on the presentation of facilities to all the actors concern. In this respect, the Director of Tournament continued as follows: that the site should be kept clean, he insisted on the security majors which are very discrete, reduction of the seize of the convoy, presentation of certificates of conformity of all the facilities, massive plans of all the sites, preparation of documents to back-up what will be said during presentation, general plan of the hosting site that give the distances between facilities,
The upcoming inspection visit of CAF will commence on the 26th of September and shall end on the 30th of September 2019. This visit concerns just the inspection of sports and hotels facilities in the hosting site of Yaounde, Bafoussam, Douala and Garoua for the 2020 CHAN. According to the program of the visit, facilities of the Yaounde host city will be visited on Thursday the 26th of September. This will be followed by the visitation of Bafoussam site on Friday the 27th of September. The delegation and the CAF messengers are expected on the Douala site on Saturday the 28th of September. Sunday the 29th of September 2019 is reserve for the visitation of the facilities of the Garoua site. The 7 man delegation of the CAF experts, headed by the 1st Vice President of the institution, Constant OMARI ends their inspection visit with the Garoua site. After the restitution encounter with the authorities on Monday the 30th of September 2019, the CAF envoys shall quit the Cameroonian soil in two groups on the 30th of September and the 1st of October 2019.