The organization of CHAN 2020 in Cameroon, as well as the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations next year, has generated its share of concerns in view of the sometimes enormous delays observed on the construction sites. Even if there is still a lot to finalize, the African Nations Championship which has been played in the country of Samuel Eto’o since January 16, 2021 has somewhat restored the image of the five-fold African champions with other nations. . Many of them were overwhelmed by the sports and hospitality facilities offered by the host country of the competition, as well as by the enthusiasm of Cameroonians for a sporting competition, however minor.
Media men also share the same satisfaction. This is particularly the case with Herve Penot, a reporter for more than 20 years at L’Equipe newspaper. Present in Cameroon to cover CHAN, the latter was especially impressed by the mobilization of Cameroonians around the competition. He expressed it on Twitter on Monday, January 25, 2021.
“Cameroon qualified for the quarters. Important for the tournament. And what passion of the supporters: There are more people in the stadiums than in Egypt in 2019, it will be in a year, the most popular CAN in history, “he wrote on this social network.
Remember that long before him, Florent Ibengue, the coach of the Leopards of Congo, who tested positive for Coronavirus a few days ago, had already praised the quality of Cameroonian lawns.
“I am really delighted. Beyond the stadium, which can be found everywhere else, in Europe in particular, it is above all the provision of training grounds which are of a very good standard, of very good quality. As a technician it is very pleasant. If only for the development of our infrastructures in Africa, I think it is good that CHAN exists, ”he declared at the microphone of our colleagues from RFI.