CAF president Ahmad Ahmad expressed his support for the decision to postpone the 2020 African Nations Championship that was scheduled to take place in Cameroon.
On Tuesday, CAF announced that the sixth edition of CHAN has been postponed as the deadly coronavirus pandemic sweeps across the continent.
In a tweet, Ahmad explained that pushing the tournament to a later date was the only logical solution to preventing the spread of the virus and safeguarding the health of athletes.
“Risk reduction is the best way to fight Covid 19. Cancelling CHAN 2020 was the most responsible and wisest solution for preserving the health of athletes and Africans as a whole. Football must remain a passion, " the Malagasy wrote on his account on Tuesday evening.
On Saturday, CAF cancelled the 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifiers that were to take place during the last week of March but delayed cancelling CHAN as they waited on a report from a medical delegation that was apprasing the Cameroon situation.
The Covid-19 has spread to over 160 countries infecting 196,000 and left 8,000 dead. Africa has recorded over 300 cases with Cameroon registering 10 confirmed Covid-19 infections.