CHAN 2020: Morocco Carries the Trophy for the 2nd Consecutive Time.
The Atlas Lions of Morocco won the Eagles of Mali 2 – 0 at the final of the 6th edition of CHAN, to carry away the trophy for the second consecutive time after hosting and winning in 2018.
Their goal keeper Anas Zniti won the best goal keeper award, while the number 21 shirt Soufiane Rahimi bagged home the highest goal scorer with 5 goals and best player prizes.
The two goals the sealed their fate were scored at the 69th and 79th minutes of the game. This left the Eagles of Mali tasty for goal but all attempts were unfruitful. The Malians returned consoled with the fair play award and the silver medal.
The trophies were handed by CAF Officials in the presence of the reinstated president Ahmad Ahmad.
The Prime Minister of Cameroon, Chief Dr. Joseph Dion Ngute personal representative of the Head of State, Paul Biya sat for the government. The Football Association president of Morocco, Fouzi Lekjaa and that of Mali, Mamoudou Touré were present at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Omnisport Stadium Yaounde.
The Top Goal Scorer award was handed by Eto’o Fils to Soufiane Rahimi. Patrick Boma handed the Fair Play Award to the Malian team, while Jacques Songo’o gave the Best Goal Keeper Award to Anas Zniti of Morocco.
The Total Player Award was handed by the representative of Total, official sponsor of CHAN 2020.
The CHAN 6th edition final was played within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. And so players, officials and spectators were all subjected to the respect of barriers measures to keeping safe distance, wesr nose madks and disinfecting hands, to prevent the spread of the virus.
The next country to host the CHAN 2022 will be Algeria. The CHAN flag was handed to the Ambassador of Algeria.
Prior to the match two budding Cameroonian artistes Nabila and Maahlox trilled the spectators in a highly coloured choreographic display. The CHAN 2020 mascot, Tara also accompanied them.