GS opens Safety and Security Workshop, highlights CHAN exceptional importance

CAF Acting General Secretary Abdelmounaim Bah has highlighted the importance of the upcoming Total African Nations Championship (CHAN), Cameroon 2020 as an important tournament to be held in exceptional conditions.

Bah was addressing the ‘CAF-CHAN Safety and Security Officers’ workshop in Yaounde on Wednesday ahead of Saturday’s start of the competition solely for home-based players.

The workshop was held to prepare Safety and Security officials for the tournament that starts on 16 January and ends on 7th February in the Central African country.

He told the participants that with the competition is being held amid the Covid-19 pandemic, there is more responsibility on officials to ensure a successful event.

“Besides being one of our most important competitions, this CHAN is a good rehearsal for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) that will also be played in Cameroon next year. We have a lot of work to do,” Bah said.

The workshop included presentations from CAF Director of Safety and Security Dr. Christian Emeruwa who gave an overview of how security officials would operate in the wake of the pandemic.

The other CAF departments, namely Competitions, Medical, Commercial, IT and Communications as well as the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) also made their presentations on the various aspects of the tournament.

The sixth edition of the Total African Nations Championship (CHAN), Cameroon 2020 will be played in the cities of Yaounde, Douala and Limbe.