The waiting is over as the long awaited biggest football competition for African Nations begins today in Cameroon.
There were battles for this tournament to take place as most of English Clubs were in opposition to release their Stars to participate in their countries.
The biggest club on the front was Liverpool FC whose coach was overheard saying that African Cup of Nations has no value in the world of football.
This did not go well with the Cameroon Football President Sam Èto who clashed his point as baseless claiming that the football stars who are making the English Clubs shining were spotted from the same African Competition.
Some of the great footballers playing for European clubs are like Mohamed Sarah, Sadiô Mañe, Bailey for Manchester United FC, and many others.
The Confederation African Football office which is responsible to oversee the competition scheduled to begin today 9 January, 2022 in the Western Nation.
The AFCON of this year will take place with a lot of hitches like the presence of Covid-19. The pandemic is affecting many players and their teams to plan well for the planned matches as everyone playing will be tested 48 hrs before the matches.
In the opening match today it will be the owners Cameroonians up against Burkina Faso. The match will begin at 1800 CAT.
This time Africa has advanced in terms of technology as the Video Assistant Referees (VAR) will be used in all 52 matches as compared to the previous games they were only used starting from Quarter Final games.
This year’s cup winners will go with $5 millions as compared to previous competitions.