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Cameroonian Artists To Grace AFCON Closing Ceremony

By Etienne Mainimo

Four Cameroonian artists, Salatiel Livenja Bessong, Daphne Njie Efundem, Stanley Enow and Lee-James Edjouma (James BKS) will set the stage rolling when the 2021 Total Energies Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon comes to an end on January 6 in Yaounde.

The ceremony to take place at the 60,000 seater Olembe stadium at 8:00 pm local time will see the Teranga Lions of Senegal’s face off the Pharaohs of Egypt. During the opening ceremony, Fally Ipupa beautified the occasion.

Among the thousands expected to be at the closing ceremony, Cameroon’s President, Paul Biya is program to officiate the finals alongside, CAF President, Dr. Patrice Motsepe and FIFA President Gianni Infantino.

The competition kicked off on January 9 with 24 teams in participation. Cameroon, host of the 33rd edition finished at the third position after dramatically thrashing Burkina Faso in the penalty shoot-out after 3-3 regular time score.

The winner between Senegal and Egypt will succeed Algeria, current cup holders who were eliminated in the first round of the competition.