2020 CHAN: Cameroon gets to work

Cameroon, host of the 2020 African Nations Championship, CHAN, has intensified preparations ahead of the upcoming biennial football tournament.

On Saturday 14th September 2019, the government created a 12-man committee to supervise and report on the state advancement of projects dedicated for the 2020 CHAN.

The Committee will be headed by the Minister of Sports and Physical Education, Narcisse Mouelle Kombi with his Vice, the President of FECAFOOT, Seidou Mbombo Njoya.

The long term former president of CAF, Cameroonian born Issa Hayatou, presently Board Chair of the Cameroon Football Academy, ANAFOOT, is designated Special Adviser to the committee.

Other members:
– Aboubakar Konate: 1st Vice President of FECAFOOT
– Osih Joshua Nambangui: 2nd Vice President of FECAFOOT
– Colonel Akini Beniot Raoul: Member, FECAFOOT
-Benga Zachee Robert Theophile: SG MINSEP
-Dissake Mbarga Michel: Staff MINSEP
-Etogo Jean Claude: Representative of the Interministerial Committee charged with the Organisation of the 2021 AFCON.
-Ewane Francois Felix: Member of the Organising Committee for 2021 AFCON
– Dr. Nhanack Tonye David: Director of Tournaments.
Apart from the designation of a supervision committee of the CHAN, Cameroon has speed up work at the sites and facilities to host the tournament.

The Minister of Sports and Physical Education has paid working visits in the West, Litoral and the North to take stock of the state of progress on the 2020 CHAN infrastructure.

Knowing CHAN

The 2020 African Nations Championship, known as the Total African Nations Championship (also referred to as CHAN 2020) will be the 6th edition of the African Nations Championship, a biennial football tournament organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) exclusively featuring players from the respective national championships.

It will be hosted between January and February 2020 in Cameroon. Ethiopia was formerly awarded as host, but the EFF admitted it was not ready to host this competition.

Unlike the African Cup of Nations, the competing national teams must be composed of players playing in their domestic league or local clubs
Morocco is the defending champions.

Benly Anchunda

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