CAF finally postpones CHAN 2020 due to Coronavirus

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After trying out several attempts to stage the Championship of African Nations (CHAN) 2020 amidst Coronavirus pandemic, Africa’s football governing body has finally given up.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has on Tuesday confirmed the postponement of the biennial tournament.

The development comes following the escalating health concerns regarding the widespread of the COVID-19 disease at the African continent.

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Uganda Cranes have been under intense training in preparations for CHAN tournament

According to the letter written to all nations that were supposed to take part in the championship including Uganda, CAF Acting General Secretary, Abdel Bah confirmed that the tournament has been called off.

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

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

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This comes a few hours after Morocco announced their withdrawal from the tournament

CAF administration will propose the potential new dates in due time depending on the improvement of the situation.

Uganda is one of the 16 nations that qualified for the 2020 CHAN edition that was supposed to start in April.

The Johnathan McKinstry coached side are placed in group C alongside neighbors Rwanda, Togo and reigning champions Morocco.

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Herman Nnyanzi 'The Analyst' is a Ugandan multimedia sports journalist who started his career in 2017. He has a genuine strong love for sports and expertise, especially football. Contact me on +256704472629 or +256786403603

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