The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has postponed the 2020 Total African Nations Championships (CHAN), set for Cameroon next month.
In a statement, CAF said the decision was made in order to avoid risking the health of players, officials, partners and fans. The statement read in part:
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A delegation made up of members of the Caf Medical Committee carried out an inspection visit to Cameroon for an update of the preventive measures being taken, as part of the preparations for the Total African Nations Championship (Chan), in light of the evolving nature of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) across the world.
They also had discussions with the World Health Organisation representative in Cameroon during their mission which lasted 14-15 March 2020.
… in order to avoid risking the health of players, officials, partners and fans, Caf in consultation with the relevant Cameroonian authorities (Local Organising Committee) has decided by mutual agreement, to postpone the Chan initially planned for 4-25 April 2020 to a later date.