Friday, October 30, 2020
Home SPORTS Cameroon pull out of hosting CAF Champions League Semi & Final

Cameroon pull out of hosting CAF Champions League Semi & Final

The Cameroonian Football Federation (FECAFOOT) have pulled out of hosting the mini-tournament to decide the 2020 African Champions League winners due to a recent spike in COVID19 cases in the country.

At the time of writing, Cameroon has recorded 14,916 cases with 11,525 recoveries and 359 deaths leading FECAFOOT President, Mbombo Njoya, to inform the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) of their decision to not host the competition.

READ ALSO  GHPL: Berekum Chelsea targets top 4 finish in upcoming season

“I have informed CAF of our decision to decline hosting the 2020 CAF Champions League ‘Final Four’ after failure to secure government’s backing to host the prestigious event,” Mbombo said
“The decision is motivated by the risk of the situation of the coronavirus pandemic in Cameroon and uncertainties about the pandemic.” He concluded

With Cameroon officially refusing to host the games, other African countries will be looking to take advantage of this opportunity such as Egypt who’s top two teams Al Ahly and Zamalek will be facing Moroccan powerhouses Wydad Casablanca and Raja Casablanca respectively, Egypt Minister of Sports and Youth, Ashraf Sobhi, has even come out to state the country’s desire to hold the games.

READ ALSO  CAF postpone Champions League semi-final, final

“The government and the ministry are open to the idea of hosting the remaining games, we contacted Hani Abourida and Amr El-Ganainy to grant them a favour by hosting the remaining Champions league encounters.”

“We’re following the situation and gave the green light to the EFA by following our own terms and guidelines.” He further stated

READ ALSO  3rd phase of Accra Sports Stadium pitch maintenance

by Leroy Hawkson|TalksAfrica.com

Leave a Reply

Most Popular

CAF postpone Champions League semi-final, final

The CAF Champions League semi-final return match between Zamalek of Egypt and Raja Casablanca of Morocco has been postponed from November 1 to a...

We are well and truly HIPC – Felix Kwakye Ofosu fires

Former Deputy Minister of Information Hon. Felix Kwakye Ofosu has lashed at the governing Nana Akufo-Addo led government he says "We are well and...

Provide examples of your equal opportunity policies – Dr. Bawumia to NDC

Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has challenged the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to provide examples of their equal...

Full Excerpt: Speech Delivered by Sammy Gyamfi at 15th edition of NDC Press Briefing

Talks Africa Media has intercepted an excerpt of speech delivered by Nationalists Communication Officer of NDC Lawyer Sammy Gyamfi at the 15th edition of...

Recent Comments