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FIFA President Infantino to Grace CHAN Tournament in Cameroon

Infantino arrived in Yaounde, Cameroon on Friday morning ahead of the tournament which runs in Cameroon January 16th to February 7th.
Cameroon's President Paul Biya (R) meeting FIFA President Gianni Infantino in Yaounde today. Courtesy Photo


The President of the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA), Gianni Infantino will grace the Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) 2020.

Infantino arrived in Yaounde, Cameroon on Friday morning ahead of the tournament which runs in Cameroon January 16th to February 7th.

The FIFA President later attended an Executive meeting of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and also met the President of Cameroon Paul Biya.

Infantino is expected to watch the opening match on Saturday between hosts Cameroon against Zimbabwe at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaounde.

The CHAN tournament for home-based players in Africa was meant to take place last April but was postponed due the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that affected most sporting events around the world.

Uganda Cranes will be making their fifth appearance in the tournament which will attract 16 teams and runs January 16th to February 7th in three cities of Yaounde, Doula and Limbe.

Uganda Cranes are pooled in Group C alongside Rwanda, Togo and reigning champions Morocco.

Group A: Cameroon, Zimbabwe, Mali, Burkina Faso Group B: Libya, Niger, DR Congo, Congo Group C: Morocco, Togo, Rwanda, Uganda Group D: Zambia, Tanzania, Guinea, Namibia

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