Afcon 2015:Hayatou spared African football — Foussena Djagba
Monday, November 24, 2014
Top African sports advisor Foussena Djagba has hailed the President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Issa Hayatou for his prescience in not delaying one year from now's Africa Cup of Nations, initially charged to be organized in Morocco however now holding in Equatorial Guinea.
Morocco had advised CAF of its plan not to stage the competition in January because of the spread of the feared Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa and expected that it was going to spread further with fans entering its nation from the influenced nations amid the competition in late January and early February.
With concerns mounting over the spread of the malady and requires the competition to be moved to an alternate date developing, CAF instead of clasp under the weight of worries, adhered to its ground that the competition was going to go ahead as arranged and later named Equatorial Guinea as the new has of the 16-country competition.
What's more responding to CAF's choice, Djagba hailed the boldness of Hayatou to stand his ground on the competition.
The Ghana-based Togolese specialist said "because of the decided and canny initiative of Hayatou, a substitute competent nation, Equatorial Guinea has been distinguished to take the spot of Morocco.
Mr. Hayatou has afresh demonstrated that he is a visionary Leader and businesslike issue solver. His enthusiasm and commitment to the diversion have by and by triumph.
"At the point when the test was unavoidable and there was clamor to defer it generally as on account of Qatar, he stood his ground and hauled the rabbit out of the cap", included Djagba, who commended Equatorial Guinea for its acknowledgement to have whatever remains of Africa in the celebration of football.
"Central Guinea ought to be commended for the face sparing inside a short recognize offer to have AFCON 2015.
"Football cherishing fans in Africa wish Equatorial Guinea host nation and President Issa Hayatou well",.