WaffiTV:The President of AFCON Organizing Committee, Nigeria’s Amaju Melvin Pinnick has vowed that the continental football-administering body is doing all that it can to guarantee that the 32nd Africa Cup finals holding in Egypt this mid year is a tremendous success.
Talking in Lagos yesterday, Pinnick, who is likewise President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), said CAF knows about the anxiety of the African football partners, and is setting up measures to handle those feelings of trepidation and guarantee a consistent continental “house party” that everybody would be pleased with.
“CAF is not unmindful of the reservations being harboured in some quarters, and feelings of anxiety being expressed in several fora by some individuals and groups. What is important is that we are taking note of all these and putting measures in place to tackle these genuine fears.
“At the end of the day, football would be the winner. We are very positive that those measures we have put in place and those we have lined up will culminate in an occasion that every African would be proud of, and which will leave the average football follower elsewhere enthralled.”
There has been widespread uneasiness inside the African football network over the facilitating of the first-since ever 24-country AFCON, following CAF’s choice to strip Cameroon of the hosting rights end of November last year, with new host Egypt reported just early this month.