The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has issued an invitation to tender (ITT) for Host Broadcast and TV Services for select tournaments in 2022 and 2023, including the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021, its showcase event.
According to the company, the cup will be an “eagerly anticipated return for African football’s premier prize”. The tournament will host 52 matches played in five cities, namely: Douala, Yaoundé, Bafoussam, Garoua, and Limbe.
The TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021 will be held from January 9 to February 6 2022, with the opening match taking place on January 9 in Yaoundé’s newly constructed Olembe Stadium.
Due to a comprehensive agreement between CAF and the Local Organising Committee, most of the local Host Broadcast solution is already in place. However, the company is still looking for partners to ‘complete the services’ in a variety of areas such as host broadcast production, satellite distribution, graphics, and broadcaster coordination services.
The process is designed to allow CAF to select companies most suited to achieving the organisation’s objectives of providing “quality” coverage of the tournament and providing a high-quality viewing experience to fans in Africa and internationally.
Among the tournament’s events is the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021, CAF Confederation Cup 2022-23, Africa U-20 Cup of Nations 2023, CAF Super Cup Qualifying Competition – TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations 2023, and CAF Women’s Champions League 2022 to name, but a few.
Despite ongoing doubts over Cameroon’s ability to host the tournament, the governing body recently declared that it had ratified its deal with the country.
Doubts relating to the coronavirus emerged online, but the Agreement for the Organising Association Agreement was signed despite its executive committee identifying “areas that still need some urgent attention ahead of the kick-off on January 9,” according to a statement.