Bamenda, 11 January, 2022 / 9:40 pm (ACI Africa).
The Archbishop of Cameroon’s Archdiocese of Bamenda has called on citizens to use the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) that the Central African nation is hosting for peacebuilding and unity.
In a Tuesday, January 11 interview with ACI Africa, Archbishop Andrew Nkea said, “The Africa Cup of Nations has come to us at a very good time, when there is a lot of tension around.”
“But it is very important to note that football is a game of unity. Football is a game of fraternity and football is a game of love and sharing,” Archbishop Nkea told ACI Africa on the sidelines of the 45th Seminar of the Catholic Bishops of Cameroon held in Ngaoundere Diocese.
The Cameroonian Archbishop continued, “My message to the Cameroonian people is that we should use the Africa Cup of Nations in our country as a time of unity, and as a time for building peace because we have known a lot of fighting; we have known a lot of hatred.”
Cameroon is hosting the 33rd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon), the 2022 competition that has brought together 24 countries that qualified for the tournament.