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African Nations Championship: Caf set to award 2020 CHAN to Cameroon

BBC | The Confederation of African Football (Caf) looks set to award the 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN) to Cameroon after Ethiopia appeared to have withdrawn as hosts having expressed doubts about its readiness to stage the tournament.

Caf president Ahmad, speaking in Egypt on Friday, said the issue was discussed by African football’s ruling body ahead of Friday’s draw for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

“We had a reconvening of the Executive Committee,” Ahmad told reporters.

“It resulted in some fairly important points, including the nomination of Caf’s new secretary general and Ethiopia’s withdrawal as CHAN hosts in 2020.

“We attributed it [Chan 2020], directly, by a tacit agreement, to Cameroon for 2020.

“Therefore, this will allow us to be better prepared for the African Nations Cup,” Ahmad added.

Last week, the Ethiopia Football Federation president Esayas Jira said their preparations to host the 2020 CHAN were behind schedule.

Cameroon was stripped of hosting rights for this year’s Africa Cup of Nations and was awarded the 2021 edition.

No official statement on the 2020 CHAN has yet been made by Caf or Cameroon’s FA, Fecafoot.

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3 comments

  1. Kumkum Pass Garri

    Yay, we are hosting a tournament after Ethiopia withdrew as hosts having expressed doubts about their readiness to stage the tournament.

    This will definitely be good for the cities were the competition will take place.

  2. Will not happen? How has the security situation changed in 6 months? This is an example of what is wrong with Africa and its under development. The inability to deal with the facts. Wishful thinking and reliance on foreign aid. With all the fires in Cameroon, the president is worried about Notre Dame. You may claim French citizenship, but you will never be one of them. Sad

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