Champions League, CAF Cup and CHAN Should Be Cancelled – CAF Medical Commission
By Niyi Busari
Head of Medical, Confederation of African Football, CAF, Prince Bambo has advised the Executive Committee of the institutuon to cancel all tournaments, including the African Nations Championship CHAN-2020, BSNSports.com.ng can report.
The senior official of the Medical Commission of the African Football Confederation revealed to have suggested to this institution to cancel all competitions organized under the auspices of the CAF following the outbreak of coronavirus and its consequence on the players if CAF rush the commencement of international club competitions.
According to source, Prince Bambo advised the authority to cancel all the competitions it organizes because of the spread of the coronavirus. Bambo added that his intention is to preserve the players.
In an interview to the Ghanaian radio station, Joy FM, the medical officer said that the objective of his decision was to protect players from the risk of coronavirus infection. He however indicated that while the CAF has the power to cancel competitions under its auspices, it does not have authority over local championships.
“Besides interclub competitions (the Champions League and the Confederation Cup), we advised the Executive Committee to cancel all tournaments, including the African Nations Championship CHAN-2020 in Cameroon, scheduled to take place last April.”, he told Ghanaian radio Joy FM.