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CAF satisfied with Angola on 2010 preparations
CAF President, Issa Hayatou has expressed confidence in Angola’s ability to host the next edition of the Africa Cup of Nations next year.
Mr. Hayatou, who led the CAF delegation from 3 – 7 July to inspect facilities for the 10 – 31 January championship insists the Southern African nation is in course to host the continental showpiece soccer event.
The CAF expressed satisfaction with the level of infrastructure and organizational abilities towards the three-week competition, expected to serve a prelude to the first ever World Cup to be staged on African soil in June in South Africa.
President Hayatou and his team visited Luanda, Huila, Cabinda and Benguela to assess Stadium construction, Accommodation, Security and Safety , Transportation, Media Facilities, and Protocol among others related to the successful organization of the tournament.
He also visited Cabassango Olympic village, in Cabinda Province, which will host some teams and officials.
The CAF President also met with the Angolan Prime Minister, António Paulo Kassoma and Minister of Youth and Sport, Gonçalves Muandumba
He also commended the Angolan Government for their tremendous efforts for putting the necessary resources to build four stadia as well as well as several training grounds, to meet up with the organizational needs of the tournament.
“I am very much convinced that Angola will host a successful tournament. I am also pleased with the level of preparation at the four venues,” said Hayatou during his meeting Angolan Prime Minister, Kassoma, at Cidade Alta.
CAF President Hayatou was accompanied by Executive Committee members, Mohamed Raouraoua and Suketu Patel.
The draw for the tournament has been fixed for Friday, November 20, 2009 in Luanda.
This is the first time Angola is hosting the continent’s showpiece soccer event since inception in 1957.
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