AFCON 2021 – Airport Facilities Inspection

DOULA, CAMEROON – The preparations for the forthcoming African Cup of Nations 2021 are in full swing, with all hands on deck to ensure a smooth tournament. From the 9th of January to the 6th of February 2022, Cameroon will host the event. In this context, the local organization committee visited the Douala International Airport recently to evaluate the degree of readiness.

The group was met by Jacob Mbargasso, the Director of the Douala International Airport, who outlined what had been done and what remained to be done at each stop. He was quick to point out that everything was on track in terms of preparedness for CAN.

He emphasized that new equipment had been brought in and installed where needed and that they were working to reach the required standards. He went on to say that some renovations were still underway but that they would be done considerably ahead of schedule.

Thomas Owona Assoumou, Director General of ADC (Aéroports du Cameroun), talked about some of the security procedures in place to ensure maximum safety before, during, and after the competition. He stated that the airport had purchased new equipment to this end, and that strong Covid-19 barrier procedures were in place.