The declaration was made by Leodegar Tenga, head of CAF inspection mission in a press conference marking the end of their visit to Cameroon last weekend.
The news fell as a bombshell when Leodegar Tenga, head of the CAF inspection mission to Cameroon announced that Cameroon is ready to host the 2016 Feminine football cup of Nations as every ear was on his lips during the press conference that marked the end of the mission anxious to know the verdict.
The announcement is of great significance to Cameroon given that before now a certain shade of opinion entertained the view that the country wasn’t going to be ready for the tournament and that the hosting rights would be withdrawn from Cameroon after the visit.
”Cameroon is ready to host the 2016 AFCON”, said Leodega Tenga. “There are good quality hotels. No doubt about the training grounds. The Limbe stadium is one of the best on the continent. The pitch is ready for play even if the tournament was to take place today. We are extremely satisfied with what we saw and I think it is going to be an exceptional tournament in Cameroon”, he added.
The Minister of Communication, Issa Tchiroma, was also present at the press conference and disclosed that government had ordered for two O.B.Vans with twenty cameras from China instead of the eight cameras recommended by CAF and the national broadcaster, CRTV which is going to ensure the TV production of the tournament will send some technicians for a two-week training in China.
The Minister of Sports and Physical Education, Bidoung Mkpatt who spoke last said, the government of Cameroon with the entire citizens are mobilised towards organising the 2016 AFCON with panache. He reassured the CAF officials that Cameroon was to going take their advice and suggestions made during the visit into consideration. He said CAF competitions contribute in re-comforting Cameroonians and media responsibility is “important, complex and delicate” in this venture.