Members of the CAF Technical Study Group (TSG) hosted a press conference on Friday (4 February 2022) at Ahmadou Ahidjou stadium in Yaoundé to share their opinion on the technical level of the ongoing 33rd edition of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations, Cameroon 2021.

For Jamal Fathi, this AFCON was of a good level. “We have seen some very good matches, especially with the participation of some minnows, even if now there are no more small teams in Africa, due to the experience acquired by their players either in the various local championships or even of their Europe-based players” indicated the former coach of Morocco’s Raja. “We noticed teams like Comoros or Gambia who knew how to emerge during this TotalEnergies AFCON,” he added.

“I can tell you that AFCON competes with other international competitions like Euro, Asian Cup or other tournaments. The African teams are now of an international level,” concluded Fathi.