Cameroon hosted a magnificent Africa Cup of Nations draw ceremony on August 17, enhanced by the presence of a plethora of African Football stars who converged in Yaounde on this solemn occasion.
In front of an audience of great days who did not stop applauding, the great stars and true legends of African football invited by the Confederation of African Football in Yaounde each declared that it is his country that was going to be crowned at the end of the next TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations, Cameroon 2021.
Roger Milla: “I don't even see another way out; Cameroon will win this AFCON at home ”.
Elhadji Diouf: "This time it's Senegal's turn".
Rabah Madjer: "We have a great team and I see Algeria in the race to keep their title".
Rigobert Song: “My big brother Roger Milla has already spoken; I agree with what he said: this AFCON, we are only going to win it here ".
Asamoah Gyan: “The last trophy won by Ghana is starting to date, yet we have come so close in recent editions. Now is the time for the Black Stars to lift the African Cup again. "
Lucas Radebe, ex-South Africa captain, could then laugh when he said his favorite is ... Zimbabwe. The non-qualification of Bafana Bafana took all pressure off him.
For sure, the 33rd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, which will be played in Cameroon from 9 January to 6 February 2022 will therefore be fiercely contested.
All the favorites will be there and everyone dreams of lifting the supreme trophy of African football on the evening of 6 February 2022 in the brand new 60,000-seat Olembe stadium in Yaounde. At least this is what the former glories of Cameroon, Senegal, Algeria and Ghana, who were present on August 17 at the Yaounde Conference Centre at the time of TotalEnergies AFCON, Cameroon 2021 draw. There is no doubt that their counterparts in Nigeria, Morocco or Egypt do not think anything else concerning the chances of success of their respective countries.