CAF reacts to controversial remarks made during the opening ceremony


This is an episode that has not finished making ink flow. While the CHAN (African Nations Football Championship) kicked off on Friday with the match Algeria – Libya (1-0) as the high point, the opening ceremony of the tournament was accompanied by resolutely political remarks in ahead of the meeting. Remarks from which CAF wished to dissociate itself this Sunday in a press release.

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“According to its Statutes and Regulations and those of FIFA, the Confederation of African Football (“CAF”) must refrain from getting involved in politics and remain neutral on matters of a political nature. CAF has been informed of some political statements issued during the opening ceremony of the TotalEnergies Algeria 2022 African Nations Championship (“CHAN”) on Friday, January 13, 2023 in Algiers. These political statements are not those of CAF and do not reflect a view or an opinion of CAF as a politically neutral organization. CAF will carry out investigations to establish whether and to what extent the political statements and the events of the opening ceremony of the CHAN TotalEnergies Algeria 2022 violate the Statutes and Regulations of CAF and FIFA. It will report its findings in due course.can we read in the official statement.

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