Cameroon football legend Samuel Eto'o was in Rwanda over the weekend to inspect the country's biggest stadium as part of a CAF-led effort to appraise football facilities on the continent.
The former Barcelona star was accompanied on the tour by CAF president Ahmad Ahmad and it is understood that the pair discussed with the Rwandan authorities the possibility of Kigali hosting the CAF Champions League finals in May.
Earlier today, President Kagame met with CAF President Ahmad Ahmad, CAF vice president Constant Omari, Cameroonian football legend Samuel Eto’o and @FERWAFA president Jean Damascene Sekamana at RDF Combat Training on the sidelines of the ongoing 17th National Leadership Retreat. pic.twitter.com/Fcus3JZUCX— Rwanda Broadcasting Agency (RBA) (@rbarwanda) February 16, 2020
The pair held meetings with country's president Paul Kagame on the sidelines of the ongoing 17th National Leadership in the town of Gabiro on Sunday afternoon. In attendance was Rwanda Football Federation (Ferwafa) president Jean-Damascene Sekamana as well CAF vice president Constant Omari.
Champions League host city
Early this year, CAF announced a stadium inspection team comprised of former African football legends and infrastructural experts. On Wednesday last week, Omari warned that DR Congo's biggest stadium Stade de Martyrs faces closure unless it undergoes extensive repairs.
Kigali joins the list of possible CAF Champions League finals hosts that include Casablanca, Cairo, Johannesburg and Khartoum.
This year's Champions League marks the first time the competition will have a one-off final after last year's edition was marred with ugly scenes as Wydad Casablanca protested Esperance's win. They walked out of the second leg in Casablanca over what they termed as biased officiating. They lodged an appeal with the Court of Arbitration in Switzerland.
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