The Nigeria Football Federation has expressed its confidence in the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations that it will be a roaring success despite being the biggest ever event in the history of the championship.
The President, Amaju Melvin Pinnick, who is the first Nigerian to head the organizing committee for the biggest football championship in the continent, flew into Cairo on Sunday and will be in Egypt till 19th of July when the tourney ends.
According to a statement from the Federation’s Director of Communications, Ademola Olajire.
“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 noted that the Egypt 2019 is the biggest AFCON in history, with 24 teams to battle for honors over a period of 28 days.
Although, the North African country has hosted the finals in 1959, 1974, 1986 and 2006, but has had less than six months to prepare for this big show which kicks off on 21st June.