This Sunday January 9 marks the start of the 33rd African Nations Cup (CAN). Until February 6, Cameroon will be the epicenter of continental football. For the first time, the competition will take place with 24 teams * who will each try to give their best to win the precious holy grail. Between the favorites, the outsiders and the losers, the competition will be tough, impossible and only one nation will be in the firmament. Beyond the winner, who will be known on the evening of February 6, the most important is the celebration of continental football and all fans of the king sport.
The first challenge to be taken up is that of organization: Cameroon has given itself the means to “organize the most beautiful sporting competition in African football” to paraphrase the Cameroonian head of state Paul Biya. Africa’s wish is for all to go well to demonstrate to the world its capacity to host major international events, despite the health context. A positive Africa that we are calling for, a positive Africa, an Africa that wins.
By calling for fair play and African solidarity, good luck to the 24 participating countries and may the best win.
(*) The 24 participating countries: Algeria; Burkina Faso; Cameroon (host country); Green cap ; Comoros; Ivory Coast ; Egypt ; Ethiopia; Gabon; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea Bissau; Equatorial Guinea ; Malawi; Mali; Morocco ; Mauritania; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone ; Sudan; Tunisia and Zimbabwe.