The draw ceremony of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations initially scheduled for June will take place in the month of August.
The information was made known Tuesday June 15 by the Secretary General of the Confederation of African Football CAF, Veron Mosengo Omba who ends a three-day working visit to Cameroon ahead of the competition in January 2022 this Wednesday.
Speaking to media men, the CAF official came back on the reasons that prompted the body to postpone the draw ceremony after concertations with football officials in Cameroon.
Acknowledging the fact that this postponement had given grounds to fake rumours about a possible withdrawal of hosting rights from Cameroon, Veron Mosengo reiterated that the country of Roger Mila will undisputedly welcome the 23 nations who qualified for the competition come January 2022.
In the meantime, Veron Mosengo-Omba inaugurated the CAF bureau found in the building of the AFCON organizing committee, COCAN in Yaounde.
According to the CAF official, the office will enable the continental football governing body work closely with Cameroon for the smooth organization of the football jamboree.