The Head of State once again received the representatives of the Confederation of African Fubol (CAF) on Tuesday, February 3, who presented him with several presents to thank him for his commitment to African football. He also received the Cameroonian Sultan, Ibrahim Mbombo Njoya.
The president of the Confederation of African Football, Issa Hayatou, in this new meeting with the Head of State of Equatorial Guinea, following the one held on January 17 in the Bata Stadium of Nkoantoma, once again conveyed to H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, at the Presidential Palace of the continental capital, the thanks of all the fans of African football have and will have from now on, for having been able to celebrate this championship in Equatorial Guinean lands, after being rejected by other African countries. Hayatou stressed the fact that it is the first time in the history of football championships that such an important competition is organized in less than two months.
For his part, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo returned the thanks and said again that the acceptance of the tournament was due to the need to “save the honor of Africa.” He also recalled that there have been many congratulations to the People of Equatorial Guinea, received from the African leaders during the African Union Summit, held recently in Ethiopia.
To conclude his speech, the Head of State applauded the level of work and organization involved in holding the CAN for the Equatorial Guinean People: “These days we speak of championships worldwide and, therefore, the entire world speaks of Equatorial Guinea. Therefore, we must see that this is a good time for Equatorial Guinea. Accepting this cup has turned Equatorial Guinea into an international name.”
On the same day, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo also received the Sultan Ibrahim Mbombo Njoya, from Cameroon, belonging to the Bamoun dynasty, who also congratulated him on the celebration of the CAN in Equatorial Guinean lands.
Source: Presidential Press and RTVGE Bata
Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office