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CAF mulls staging CHAN in Janaury 2021

CAF mulls staging CHAN in Janaury 2021

CAF says that the 2020 African Nations Championships (CHAN) will be staged this year, but are cognizant of the health conditions prevailing on the continent.

The 2020 CHAN edition had been scheduled to take place in Cameroon from April 5 through to April 25but was cancelled after Covid-19 outbreak swept through the continent.

“We will not take any risks. We will only play in the best conditions and it will be in Cameroon,"

CAF, like other confederations, is grappling to reschedule their competitions after football activities were halted as a preventive measure against the spread of coronavirus.

There are reports that it has reverted the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations dates from January/February to the original June/July dates.

This will free up February for CHAN, but that will again depend on whether FIFA will reschedule 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches and internationals to those dates. 

The other headache facing CAF is the CAF interclub competitions that have been postponed indefinitely. They will have to be completed before August so as not to interfere with next season's dates. 

Africa Women's Cup of Nations is another tournament that has been severely affected. Final qualifiers are yet to be staged and a host for the tournament to be staged in November has not been named.