During an audience with CAF President Issa Hayatou, in Dakar on Friday, 13 March 2015 at the Presidency, Senegalese President, Macky Sall, responded positively to the request of Senegal to host the African U-23 championship in December 2015, also the qualifiers for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Initially the tournament was scheduled from 5-19 December 2015 in DR Congo.
Forthwith, His Excellency Macky Sall enjoined the Sports Minister, Matarr Ba, and the president of the Senegalese Football Federation, Mr. Augustin Senghor, who was part of the delegation, to get in touch with CAF to discuss the details about organising the event.
Following the welcome address of the President of the Republic and his encouragements on the work done by the Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF), Issa Hayatou personally reiterated his gratitude and that of the entire CAF Executive Committee to President Macky Sall for the successful organisation 19th edition of the African U-20 Championship under in Senegal.
The 8-22 March Championship is being held in two cities, Dakar and M’Bour.
Also present at the audience were CAF Executive Committee members, Amadou Diakité and Constant Omari Selemani.
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