Cameroon has withdrawn as host of the 2020 African Champions League’s semi-finals and final due to the continuous spread of the Coronavirus pandemic in that country.
President of Cameroon’s Football Federation, FECAFOOT, Seidou Mbombo Njoya announced on Monday at the body’s headquarters in Douala, Littoral region of Cameroon.
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.
“I have informed Caf of our decision to decline hosting the 2020 Caf Champions League ‘Final Four’ after failure to secure government’s backing to host the prestigious event,” Njoya said.
“The decision is motivated by the risk of the situation of the coronavirus pandemic in Cameroon and uncertainties about the pandemic.”
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.