The sports community has been questioning on the aspects concerning the organisation of the 2020 Africa Nations Championship in Cameroon, notably on the date of commencement and the hosting towns or sites. These questions were answered on the 4th of November 2019 during the installation ceremony of the members of the technical Commissions, monitoring commissions and the Yaounde site Coordinator and his Assistant. Speaking during the ceremony at the Yaounde Multipurpose Sports Complex, the Minister of Sports and Physical Education, President of COCAN 20 -21 presented the road map of the competition. First and famous the date of the competition. The Cameroon 2020 TOTAL CHAN shall take place from the 4th to the 25th of April 2020. The Minister continued with the sites that shall host the competition which included the Yaounde, Douala- Japoma, Douala – Bepanda and Buea – Limbe. Coming back to what motivated the choice of the sites, the Sports Boss clarified that this was based on the report of the last CAF visit that did not only indicated preferential sites of the 2020 CHAN but it also specified their exigencies and priorities. Cameroon from the onset proposed to use the six sites that will host the 2021 AFCON but CAF decided to use just four of the sites as mentioned above. Though kept aside for the 2020 CHAN, the Garoua and Bafoussam sites still remain hosting sites for major sporting competitions and particularly the 2021 AFCON the Minister insisted.
To the members of the different organising structures, the Minister cautioned them to be up to the task. He insisted that they are supposed to be courageous and happy to have been called upon to be part of this exalting and historic making event. Our main objective should be the collective organisational success of the 2020 CHAN, the Minister pinpointed.
During this very substantial ceremony that witnessed the presence of the Minister of Transport, Jean MASSENA NGALLE BIBEHE, representatives of many members of government, administrative authorities, the President of FECAFOOT, Vice President of COCAN, the logo of the organising committee was unveiled.
In prelude to this installation ceremony, MINSEP, President of COCAN launched a call for contest of a National artistic competition for the proposal of the official mascot and anthem of this competition. Cameroonian Artists have up to the 15th of November 2019 to present their bids to COCAN 20 -21. It is clearly seen that, with the installation of the organisational structures of CHAN 2020 and which will be completed in the days ahead by the site committees, the preparatory events of the competition are irreversibly on the rail