MINJEC Arrival of Mounouna Foutsou, Minister of Youth and Civic Education: received by the constituted bodies.
Performance of the national anthem and the anthem for youth
This symbolic moment for the youth begins with a protocol ceremony which calls for the strengthening of patriotism. Under the general supervision of Mr. Mounouna Foutsou, Minjec.
After the performance of the national anthem of Cameroon, an attentive ear will be lent to the speech of the Head of State His Excellency Paul Biya.
Success story/ Young role models (in image the President of the National Executive Bureau of the National Youth Council of Cameroon, Fadimatou Iyawa Ousmanou)
The President of the Republic of Cameroon, following his speech broadcast in both official languages, continues with the brave compatriots, including Francis NGANNOU, Francis TCHOFFO and Eric Salvador TCHOUYO who have recently been crowned in their respective disciplines. So their young peers should be inspired by it. The Head of State tells young people that you must “become aware of your role, wherever you are, in projecting Cameroon’s brand image and its influence.”
To all of you, I wish a good and happy holiday, wishes from President Paul Biya.
Parade Parade Opening
Slogan No. 1
⚽ AFCON 2021, A PRESTIGIOUS GIFT FROM THE HEAD OF STATE
The youth festival takes place in a context colored by the events of this major continental football meeting.
“The CAN TotalEnergies Cameroon 2021 will have been, without a doubt, a great moment of Communion for all, but also a great opportunity and a great showcase, which has enabled all of Africa and the whole world to appreciate the many assets of the Cameroon, and particularly the legendary hospitality, vitality and dynamism of its people.” declared President Paul Biya in his message to the youth.
“I am thinking in particular of patriotism, civic-mindedness, respect
public affairs and the general interest, to the cult of probity,
to the preservation of our habits and customs, to the sense of family and
respect for elders, to cite only these values, which must
constantly inspire and guide our youth.” President Paul Biya said on February 10, 2021.
This assertion is a constant reminder of the values that Green red 🔴 and yellow must provide to all Cameroonians.
Forest of country flags participating in CAN TOTALENERGIES CAMEROUN 2021 (24 flags)
🇨🇲Cameroon (host country), 20th participation
🇸🇳Senegal, 16th participation
Algeria, 19th participation
🇲🇱Mali, 12th participation
🇹🇳Tunisia, 20th participation
🇧🇫Burkina Faso, 12th participation
🇬🇳Guinea, 13th participation
🇰🇲Comoros, 1st participation
🇬🇦Gabon, 8th participation
🇬🇲Gambia, 1st participation
🇪🇬 Egypt, 25th participation
🇬🇭Ghana, 23rd participation
🇬🇶 Equatorial Guinea, 3rd participation
🇿🇼Zimbabwe, 5th participation
🇨🇮 Ivory Coast, 24th participation
🇲🇦Morocco, 18th participation
🇳🇬Nigeria, 19th participation
Sudan, 9th appearance
Malawi, 3rd participation
🇪🇹Ethiopia, 11th participation
🇲🇷Mauritania, 2nd participation
🇬🇼Guinea Bissau, 3rd participation
Cape Verde, 3rd participation
🇸🇱Sierra Leone, 3rd participation
AFCON mascot: 《Mola》
The appearance of 《Mola》 (in Douala dialect means Friend, brother) recalls the official mascot of CAN 2021 which took place in January and February in Cameroon.
Mola: the friend, the brother, by extension the neighbor with whom we share the same enthusiasm for the time of a match is at the Boulevard du 20 mai. It is a lion, in the colors of Cameroon. Green jersey, red shorts, yellow socks. A very cultural stylistic detail: the sleeves of her outfit in toghu, a fabric from the North-West region.
Mola is the symbol mascot “in a nation whose legitimacy, unity and indivisibility are unequivocal”