President Infantino joins African football’s finest in Cameroon
• FIFA President attends Yaounde double-header on CAF Africa Cup of Nations • Mr Infantino witnessed opening day wins for Cameroon and Cape Verde • Discussions held with many distinguished guests at Olembé Stadium FIFA President Gianni Infantino attended the opening day of the CAF Africa Cup of Nations in Yaounde, sending best wishes to the 24 participating teams and holding fruitful discussions with a wide range of delegates on football’s development and its significant role in society.
Mr Infantino saw the host nation come from behind to beat Burkina Faso 2-1 in Group A before Cape Verde edged out Ethiopia 1-0. President Infantino was able to speak about various topics related to the impact of football development with the President of Cameroon, His Excellency M. Paul Biya, President of Comoros HE M.Azali Assoumani, CAF President Dr Patrice Motsepe and General Secretary Veron Mosengo-Omba as well as several representatives from Member Associations, football legends, government officials and leading administrators.
2021 Africa Cup of Nations Opening Day
President of Cameroon, Paul Biya with Patrice Motsepe, President of CAF and Gianni Infantino, President of FIFA
President of Cameroon, Paul Biya with Patrice Motsepe, President of CAF and Gianni Infantino, President of FIFA during the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations ...
Flags of participating countries adorn the pitch
A huge replica trophy dominates the pitch during the opening ceremony celebrations of the 2021 Africa Cup at Olembe Stadium in Yaounde, Cameroon on 09...