AFCON 2019: NFF president, Pinnick lists expectations for tournament
President of the Africa Cup of Nations, Nigeria’s Amaju Melvin Pinnick, has given assurance that this year’s competition, will be a huge success.
The stage is set for this edition of the continental showpiece, which holds in Egypt between June 21 and July 19.
Pinnick, who is the first–ever Nigerian to head the organizing committee for the biggest football championship in the continent, flew into Cairo on Sunday ahead of the opening ceremony.
“I am delighted at the general arrangements. The variables and specifics we agreed on in our meetings over the past months have been brought to life by the local organizing committee and the staff of CAF. Everything looks great.
“Of course, there have been concerns in several quarters over the little time that the Egyptians had to prepare for the competition, but we could all see from the show they put up hosting the Draw Ceremony that they are always ready for the big event. I have confidence that all will go pretty well,” Pinnick, who is also the president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) told thenff.com
Egypt 2019 is the biggest AFCON in history, with 24 teams to battle for honours over a period of 28 days.