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CAF postpones CHAN 2020 until further notice

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has postponed the 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN) over fears of the spread of coronavirus.

The competition was due to hold in Cameroon from April 4th, 2020.

CAF had few days ago suspended the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers, for both men and women, and also the Under-20 women’s World Cup qualifiers.

“Following the growing concern of the COVID-19 virus and the report of the recently concluded Medical inspection visit to the host country of the Total CHAN, Cameroon 2020, CAF Emergency Committee decided today to postpone the competition until further notice.

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“Travelling across the continent is getting increasingly complicated and even impossible for some countries, due to the restrictions put in place by the different governments.

“For these reasons, and to avoid any useless risk, the Medical Committee’s proposal was to unanimously postpone the CHAN.

“We would like to assure you that CAF is monitoring the situation closely and working with the competent authorities such as the WHO on the impact of the virus in the continent and CAF Competitions.”

The football governing body said it will propose new dates in due time depending on the improvement of the situation.

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