UYO2022: CAF Advance Officials arrive Uyo for CAF Confederation Cup Final
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UYO2022: CAF Advance Officials arrive Uyo for CAF Confederation Cup Final

- Meet LOC

Edidiong Stephen

Ahead of the final of the 2021/2022 TotalEnergies Confederation Cup which has been scheduled for the city of Uyo, an advance delegation from the Confederation of African Football (CAF), led by the Director of Competitions, Mr. Samson Adamu, have arrived the Akwa Ibom state capital.

Mr. Adamu who arrived Uyo, Friday, in the company of CAF’s Facility Inspector, Mr. Emad Kamel and CAF’s Marketing Representative, Mr. Herve and joined by CAF’s Pitch Inspector, Mr. Jorge Palma as well as the representative of the Secretary General of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mr. Mohammed Ameenu who were already on ground, met, Saturday, with the Akwa Ibom state Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Sir Monday Uko and members of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) for the grand finale of the continental showpiece which includes the vastly experienced Elder Paul Bassey who is a CAF/FIFA Match Commissioner and Senior Special Assistant on Sports to Akwa Ibom state Governor and the state Director of Sports, Elder Ifiok Duff.

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While presenting to the LOC the best wishes of the President, Mr. Patrice Motsepe and the hierarchy of CAF, Mr. Adamu also enjoined members of the committee to work together as an indivisible group with the sole aim of contributing their utmost towards the hosting of a memorable grand finale.

The CAF delegation was thereafter led by the Commissioner on an on-the-spot assessment of the Godswill Akpabio International stadium, venue of the final, as well as other ancillary facilities.

Orlando Pirates of the Republic of South Africa lead Al Ahli of Libya by an aggregate score of 2-0 from the first leg of the first semi final while RSB Berkane of Morocco trail TP Mazembe of Democratic Republic of the Congo by an aggregate score of 1-0 in the second semi final ahead of tomorrow’s second-leg semi-final fixtures for the right to feature in next Friday’s first-ever one-legged final of Africa’s second highest club football competition.

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