The president of the Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) Yacine Idriss Diallo, visiting Algiers, expressed on Monday his admiration for the “quality” of the infrastructure in Algeria, host country of the 7th African Nations Championship CHAN-2022 (postponed to 2023) which has been running since January 13.
“This visit allowed us to inquire about various useful information for organizing a sporting event. We are also here to learn at the same time. I was in Annaba, and I saw magnificent infrastructures. Algeria remains a great football country that has quality infrastructure. We are welcomed in excellent conditions,” declared the first official of the FIF, during a press briefing organized at the Nelson-Mandela stadium in Baraki, indicates the Algerian press agency.
A delegation of 37 Ivorian members of the organizing committee (COCAN) of CAN 2023 (postponed to 2024) in Côte d’Ivoire, paid a visit to the Nelson-Mandela stadium in Baraki on Monday, to soak up the experience. Algerian in the field of the organization of CHAN.
FIF President Yacine Idriss Diallo was accompanied by several members of Ivorian football, with the aim of learning more from the experiences of certain countries, like Algeria, to prepare the CAN, whose organization had been attributed to Côte d’Ivoire after the one organized in 1992.
“We will take what is best to organize a CAN that meets expectations. We are ready for CAN. Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara has declared the year 2023 as the year of youth as a prelude to the CAN. The country has invested enormous resources. We will make sure to do our best to organize a good tournament”.
Asked about the clash of the quarter-finals of CHAN, scheduled for Friday between Algeria and Côte d’Ivoire at the Nelson-Mandela stadium in Baraki (5:00 p.m.), Yacine Idriss Diallo, estimated that his team was ready to face the “Greens in their lair.
“Algeria has a good team, as evidenced by the full box achieved during the group stage with three successes in a row. The Algerian team is the N.1 favorite of the competition, due to the advantage of the field and the public. Côte d’Ivoire is ready for this meeting, I hope the players will have a good match on Friday. May the best win “, he concluded.
As a reminder, Côte d’Ivoire, for which it is the fifth participation, finished 2nd in group B, thanks to its victory Sunday evening against Uganda (3-1) at the Baraki stadium.