CAF president in the country, expects Zambia to host successful U-20 AFCON

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Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Issa Hayatou has arrived in Zambia, four days before the 2017 Total U-20 Africa Cup of Nations starts in Lusaka.

He arrived aboard South African Airways at 12h10 along with his wife, CAF secondnd vice president Almamy Kabele Camara, CAF executive committee members Kalusha Bwalya and Constant Selemani Omari (DRC) as well as a guest of the CAF Fatoumata Amara Sylla of Guinea.

The CAF President’s delegation was welcomed at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport by Ministry of Sport Permanent Secretary Agness Musunga and FAZ President Andrew Kamanga among other senior government, CAF and FAZ officials.

Hayatou told that he expected a successful tournament hosted by Zambia and that once it is over, everyone will be happy with the organisation of the tournament.

“We gave the organization of this tournament to Zambia four years ago because CAF knows the African continent very well and we chose Zambia because were convinced of their ability to host a successful tournament,”said Hayatou whose French was translated by CAF Deputy Secretary Essameldin Ahmed.


5 Responses to CAF president in the country, expects Zambia to host successful U-20 AFCON

  1. You shd have left kalusha out of this line up Issa. The boy thinks his so credited for this Afcon u20 to come to zambia

    DR LEE
    February 24, 2017 at 5:56 am

  2. I don’nt remember seeing Hayatou at a time we needed him most and that was when we had a funeral for the entire team we lost in Gabon crush.I hope he has not just come to seek sympath for re-election.

    kabiki Foloko
    February 24, 2017 at 7:00 am

  3. So who is paying the bills for the wife who has accompanied Hayatou? Is it CAF?

    Soccer Fan
    February 24, 2017 at 7:36 am

    • Sepp Blatter

      February 24, 2017 at 1:13 pm

  4. I feel this man failed Zambia! Zambia won the AFCON and was not allowed to represent Africa in the Confederation Cup and yet he allowed Italy to participate when they were not winners of any trophy in Europe. Mr Hayatou you failed zambia and no praise will suffice on that, you were a failure period for zambia. Whether it was fraudulent or deliberate it was at this time you should have voiced out your desire to have an African representation for the passed Cup winners. What justification did you have to allow Italy to go to Confed. Cup? You should told your fellow leaders that Zambia must be there even when there is a change in times.

    February 24, 2017 at 3:39 pm

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