The Confederation of African Football (CAF) launched a campaign in Cameroon on Sunday to highlight measures for preventing the spread of Covid-19.

24 January 2021

Several African football legends were part of the #StaySafeAfrica drive that was launched at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaoundé.

The event took place during the half-time of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) clash between Burkina Faso and Cameroon.

Among the 14 legends taking part in the campaign are former Cameroon international stars Roger Milla, Rigobert Song and Geremi Njitap as well as South Africa’s Mark Fish and Khalilou Fadiga of Senegal.

Other former Cameroon internationals Jules Onana, Emmanuel Mabouang, Bill Tchato, Gaëlle Enganamouit, Jacques Songo’o, Jean-Claude Pagal, Bertin Ebwelle and Vincent Ogandzi.

CAF deputy general secretary Anthony Baffoe, who is also a former Ghana international defender, will also be part of the campaign.

Through the #StaySafeAfrica campaign, the former African football stars will use their influence to encourage the public to wash their hands, wear facemasks and practice social distancing amid the pandemic.

Championed by CAF’s football legends, the Stay Safe Africa campaign to fight Covid-19 also engages communities and African decision makers to take action to prevent the spread of the virus.

The campaign is part of the partnership with the organization, Speak Up Africa that works for sustainable development and access to health in Africa.

Extending its support, CAF will continue to promote Covid-19 prevention messages and highlight the impact of the virus on wider public health issues during the 2020 Total African Nations Championship.

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