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Cameroon withdraws from hosting 2020 CAF Champions League semi-finals, final

Seidou Mbombo Njoya, FECAFOOT President (c) copyright

Cameroon has withdrawn as host of the 2020 African Champions League’s semi-finals and final due to the Coronavirus pandemic that keep infecting and to an extent killing Cameroonians.

The information was made known Monday July 13 by the President of Cameroon’s Football Federation, FECAFOOT Seidou Mbombo Njoya at the body’s headquarters in Douala, Littoral region of Cameroon.

Speaking to press men, Seidou Mbombo Njoya said the Government of Cameroon did not agree to welcome the semi-finals and final of the 2020 African Champion’s League due to health risks linked to the Coronavirus pandemic and uncertainty on the evolution of the pandemic in the country.

He added that the Confederation of African Football, CAF was notified Friday July 10 that the current health crisis makes it impossible for the competition to end in Cameroon.

The different matches were due to take place at the new Japoma stadium in Douala.

Published on 28.04.2020

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