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Cameroon to host 2020 CHAN tournament

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Cameroon have been awarded the hosting rights of the 2020 African Nations Championship.

The West African country replace Ethiopia who were the initial hosts, in a decision taken during a CAF Executive committee meeting.

Ethiopia were originally officially appointed to host the tournament on 4 February 2018, after the final of the previous tournament in Morocco. They did not meet the required standards set by CAF.

The Ethiopia Football Federation (EFF) had also admitted it doubts it will be ready to host the 2020 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN).

According to the CAF President Ahmad Ahmad the decision to award CHAN 2020 will enable Cameroon to be better prepared for the African Nations Cup.

Cameroon were stripped of hosting this year’s Africa Cup of Nations due to take place in Egypt and were awarded the 2021 edition.

Ethiopia became the second CECAFA nation to fail to host the tournament after Kenya were stripped of the 2018 CHAN hosting rights in 2017.

The 2020 tournament 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. Morocco are the defending champions.

Meanwhile, Uganda will play against South Sudan in a doubleheader of the first round of the qualifiers. The first leg will be played between July 26th, and 28th with the second to be played between August 2nd, and 4th in Kampala.

The aggregate victor over the two legs will have to face the winner between Rwanda and Somalia in the second round of the qualifiers to book a place in the Chan 2020 group stages.

Uganda Cranes will be seeking for their fourth straight appearance at the 16-team tournament.

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