The Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Patrice Motsepe presided over the opening of the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament on Sunday.
In his opening speech, Motsepe thanked the president of Cameroon Paul Biya for good hospitality. He also went on to thank the FIFA president Giovanni Infantino who also attended the ceremony.
Patrice Motsepe arrived in Cameroon’s commercial hub of Douala on Friday ahead of the start of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) championship in the country.
CAF Secretary General Veron Mosengo-Omba met Motsepe on arrival at the Douala International Airport ahead of Sunday’s start of the tournament.
Omba was accompanied by Samuel Dieudonne Ivaha Diboua, governor of the Littoral region of which Douala is the capital as they met Motsepe who was accompanied by his wife.