On 13th/07/2020, the government of Cameroon announced it would not host the finals of the 2020 African Champions League in September due to the risk posed by COVID-19.
At the time of writing, Cameroon has recorded 14,916 cases with 11,525 recoveries and 359 deaths.
Mbombo Njoya, president of Cameroon’s Football Association FECAFOOT, says a recent spike in COVID-19 made the government decide not to host the continental event. The disease is caused by the coronavirus.
“I have informed CAF that the government has not accepted to host the semi-final and the final of the Champions League because of the evolution of the pandemic of COVID-19,” Njoya said.
“I have to recognize that it is a very reasonable decision that the government has taken. I approve it 100 per cent because health is something which matters and you don’t play with that.”
Analysts say the Confederation of African Football may turn to Morocco or Tunisia to host the competition, but that it may not be an easy decision considering the ravages of COVID-19.