According to reports, the Confederation of Africa tournament for the locally-based players called the African Champion of Nations (CHAN) will be played in January of 2021.
The tournament will still be hosted by Cameroon who was primed to host it this year before Coronavirus pandemic rendered all activities null.
CHAN that was initially scheduled for last April in Cameroon will happen next year in the Central African nation as CAF continues to reschedule tournaments.
This decision comes in the aftermath of Tuesday’s CAF executive committee meeting held by video conference to discuss the major issues of African football following the climate caused by the pandemic.
As of such, the CHAN tournament will now be played between the 15-29th of January in Cameroon.
Therefore, the sixth edition of the CHAN will kick off on January 15th with Cameroon facing Zimbabwe and run for two weeks across four cities in Cameroon.
The best players from the 16 nations will converge in Cameroon to compete for the trophy. The Democratic Republic of Congo are the most successful country in the tournament having won it twice.
The competition reserved for players plying their trade in their domestic championships on the African continent and in their ongoing season.
Uganda just like the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia is one of the countries that have qualified for the tournament the most in consecutively.
Morocco were the previous hosts of the CHAN tournament a decision that they got after Kenya failed the inspection from CAF for them to host.
Uganda Cranes players now have the rarest of opportunities to make huge strides in the tournament that they have failed to have an impact in.
Coach Jonathan McKinstry and his Cranes boys had been well prepared to go to Cameroon in June and the promise to perform better at the tournament had gained tremendous grounds.
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