None of the two CAF officials was injured.
The 29th African Cup of Nations did not get the thrilling start many soccer fans had anticipated when the opening game ended goalless, but it could have been worse after a CAF delegation heading for Nelspruit, which houses the Super Eagles, was involved in a car accident.
Ibrahima Barry from Guinea and Yaouba Hawoa from Cameroon, both Deputy General Co-coordinators, were en route from their official duties at the accreditation centre and Mbombela Stadium travelling Nelspruit when the accident happened at approximately 15:00hrs local time.
A witness stated that the duo were being transported in their official vehicle with a police escort before a collision occurred between their vehicle and another carrying two occupants which was travelling on the same road towards Witbank.
Luckily, the CAF officials were not injured. However one passenger in the other vehicle, a woman, sustained injuries that resulted in her being hospitalised.
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