Many rumors had circulated about a possible postponement of the 33rd edition of the African Cup of Nations football. We remember that FIFA with its president Gianni Infantino had put pressure on the CAF to once again postpone the great mass of continental football. The FIFA boss had put forward the argument of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus to request a postponement of CAN 2021.
It took the general mobilization of all players in the world of African football to avoid a postponement of the competition. Gianni Infantino was present at the opening ceremony on January 10 and this greatly annoyed Claude Leroy. On the Canal+ channel, the white wizard, former coach of Ghana, Togo or even Benin did not hide his anger. He expressed himself in these terms: “Isn’t he ashamed to come to Cameroon? He wanted to cancel this CAN, what was he doing there? » had castigated Claude Leroy who mentioned the presence of Gianni Infantino, at the opening ceremony of CAN 2021.