AFCON 2022 Afcon : CAF Allows Fans Into Stadiums In Cameroon

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has reiterated her stance that the Africa Cup of Nations Cup tournament scheduled to kick off on January 9 in Cameroon will go ahead amidst a fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic and the more communicable Omicron variant.

And CAF has cleared fans for entry into the various stadiums though there had been fears that the 2022 Nations Cup could be cancelled because of the fourth wave.


During his meeting with Cameroon President Paul Biya in Yaounde on Tuesday, CAF president, Patrice Motsepe agreed on the modalities for fans’ participation in the 33r Nations Cup tournament.

Supporters may only enter stadiums to attend the 52 TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations matches in Cameroon if they are fully vaccinated and are able to show a negative PCR test result that is no older than 72 hours or a negative antigen test result no older than 24 hours.” Read a communique released by CAF.

There has been a spike in new COVID-19 cases in Cameroon from December 2 when there were no new cases to 384 recorded on December 22.

The competent health authorities will take all necessary action to facilitate vaccination and the performance of screening tests at all competition sites in Cameroon.

“Moreover, with a view to ensure fairness and neutrality as well as trust on all sides, CAF will use a globally respected and independent testing organisation, UNILAB to test the national team players and their delegations.

“CAF is proceeding together with its partners and other stakeholders in the preparations of a successful hosting of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021 starting on 09 January 2022.” Added the communique.

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