COVID-19: CAF postpone 2020 CHAN as Cameroon discover new cases

COVID-19: CAF postpone 2020 CHAN as Cameroon discover new cases
COVID-19: CAF postpone 2020 CHAN as Cameroon discover new cases

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- Yasmine El Tohamy - CAF have officially postponed the 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN) as Cameroon filed a request to delay the tournament following the discovery of new COVID-19 cases.

The coronavirus has diffused rapidly in several countries causing some to suspend their footballing activities, including England, Italy, Spain, and Germany.

Many countries have been taking precautionary measures after the World Health Organization classified the coronavirus as a pandemic.

The 2020 CHAN was initially supposed to take place next month in Cameroon but the tournament has now been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Cameroon discovered five new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday as they filed an official request to CAF to delay CHAN’s kick-off.

Their tally has now risen to a total of ten cases, giving CAF no choice but to put the tournament on hold as a precautionary measure.

It’s worth mentioning that reigning champions Morocco had already withdrawn from the 2020 CHAN before CAF made the decision to postpone the tournament.

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