CAF Postpones CHAN 2020 Over COVID-19

March 17, 2020

Morocco winners of the 2018 CHAN Final football match between Morocco and Nigeria at Stade Mohamed V in Casablanca, Morocco on 04 February 2018 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has on Tuesday confirmed the postponement of the Championship of African Nations (CHAN) 2020 tournament.

The development comes following the escalating health concerns regarding the wide spread of the COVID-19 disease.

In a letter written to all nations that were supposed to take part in the biennial championship, 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 history country of the Total CHAN, Cameroon 2020 CAF Emergency Committee decided today to postpone the competition until further notice.

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.

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 Uganda Cranes are placed in group C alongside Rwanda, Togo and Morocco.