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CAF to Visit Cameroon on Monday for Inspection

A delegation of officials from CAF is set to tour Cameroon on a first inspection visit to assess the country’s preparedness for CHAN 2020.

Two months after being handed the hosting rights for sixth edition of 2020 Africa Nations Championship, a delegation of four high profile officials from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) is set to tour Cameroon on a first inspection visit to assess the country’s preparedness for the biennial continental showpiece.

This comes amid reports that Cameroon had filed a request with CAF asking for a postponement of the date of the competition originally scheduled for February to May next year.

Sources have intimated that the delegation consisting of CAF first Vice President Constant Omari and Secretary-General Mouad Hajji will jet into the country on the night of Monday 29 July and will go on a detailed inspection of the hotels and the stadiums to be used for the 16-team tournament.

The delegation is expected to arrive at Douala International Airport and will be met by Cameroon Football Federation president Seydou Joya among other local federation officials.

The team will start with guided tours of stadiums with their first visit being Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium on Tuesday 30th July and then proceed to Olembe Stadium the following day. They will later travel to Garoua on July 31st before moving to Douala in the afternoon.

On Thursday 1st August, the delegation and their hosts will proceed to inspect the Japoma Stadium as well as the Limbe Stadium. The inspection team will further assess accommodation facilities and the training ground that will be used by the competing teams.

With the CAF top brass reportedly set to meet next month, the report from this delegation will be among the things on the table at the meeting.

The African Nations Championship, CHAN, also known as the Total African Nations Championship, is a biennial football tournament which features players from the respective national championships.

Ethiopia was initially awarded host rights but has been behind schedule in terms of preparation.

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