CAF 4th Inspection Mission in Cameroon

The CAF team noticed works on the different project sites have witnessed considerable progress.

Cynthia EFOPA

The fourth African Football Confederation-CAF inspection mission to Cameroon arrived in the country on Saturday November10th, 2018. Prior to the arrival of the team, the Minister of Sports and Physical Education, Bidoung Mkwaptt had announced their arrival during a press conference a day before. The five men’s delegation led by Anthony Baffoe, Deputy Secretary General of CAF was made up of Egyptian Ismail Wally, Nigerian Samson Adamu, Malien Makan Magassouba and German born Heryal Kaj who is an expert of the Football International Federation Association.

Upon entrance, accompanied by Cameroon Sports Minister, the team visited the sports infrastructure at Olembe where they paid attention to the specie of grass planted and the nature of the dressing room. Their arrival happened to coincide with the workers’ relentless efforts placing the chairs, and the final cover of the tribune that portrays the basin shape.  They dialogued with the Project Manager of Group Piccinini Cameroon, Benoit Fabre, contractor of the stadium, on the configuration of the dressing room and the chronogram of activities. The five men team equally stopped at the Beac Sports Complex in Yaounde. The team leader was satisfied with the advancement of work in respect to the last visit of the CAF team.

The Anthony Baffoe inspection commission left Yaounde for Garoua to examined infrastructures earmarked for the hosting of the 2019 African Cup of Nations. They kicked start work in the North Region at the Roumde Ajia stadium, where competitive games will be played. Here again, the inspectors scrutinize the dress rooms before paying interest to the lawn. At the Omnisports Stadium where construction works is rapidly driving to its end, the beautiful shape of the stadium is already visible. The tribunes are already completed but for the laying of chairs. At the Reyre Poumpoumre and the Cenajes training pitches, the CAF emissaries met an almost complete sport facility; the chairs are laid and the grass is growing freshly.

Next stop was in the West Region. The CAF team began work this Tuesday, 13th November, 2018 in Bafoussam where they visited the Mbouda and Fotso Victor training pitches and the Omnisports stadium to evaluate work done in the dress rooms and the nature of the lawn. In all the different sports facilities, total serenity reigned in the way work was carried out. The Chinese company charged with construction works is confident that all will be done on the delivery day which is set for December 31st, 2018.  The CAF team is still to visit the sport facilities in Douala, Limbe and Buea.

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