CHAN 2020 postponed

Accra The Championship of African Nations, (CHAN) 2020 scheduled to start in Cameroon next month will no longer take place due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The postponement followed an extraordinary session of the CHAN Organizing Committee meeting in Cameroon on Tuesday.

The committee cited amongst others, the confinement of population in many countries, restrictions imposed on grouping of teams and officials and the closure of borders as well as disruptions in air links between many countries as factors.

Cameroon currently has 10 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as at morning of March 17. Government has moved to impose strict restrictions as has been done by a number of African countries.

The decision comes after the postponement of the AFCON 2021 qualifiers by CAF. The African football governing body had before last week decided to maintain the organization of its competitions.

Source: Ghana News Agency