Following CAF’s cancellation of the 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN) tournament, the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has called off Uganda Cranes camp for the Championship.
FUFA Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Edgar Watson Suubi confirmed the development during a brief media address at the home of football in Mengo, Kampala.
“With CAF announcing that the 2020 CHAN tournament is called off, it was unavoidable for us. We also decided to stop the National team camp. For now, the camp has been stopped and the players will return to their respective teams,” Suubi noted.
He added, “We want to urge the football fraternity to remain vigilant and follow the guidelines put in place by government, the world health organization and fifa in regards to COVID-19.”
The development saw all players who were in camp being released from the camp to return to their respective teams until the situation gets back to normalcy.
CAF will announce the new dates for the Nations Championship basing on the improvement of the situation worldwide.
Uganda is among the 16 nations that qualified for the 2020 CHAN edition that was previously scheduled for 4th April in Cameroon.
Uganda Cranes are placed in group C alongside neighbors Rwanda, debutants Togo, and defending champions Morocco.
In that regards, all FUFA suspended all competition for 32 days, suffice to say the Uganda Premier League (UPL), the FUFA Big League (FBL), the FUFA Juniors League (FJL) and the FUFA Regional League (FRL).
Other domestic competitions suspended by FUFA include the 4th Division League, the 5th Division League, the FUFA Women Super League (FWSL), the FUFA Women Elite League (FWEL), the FUFA Uganda Cup, The Futsal League, National Beach Soccer League, FUFA Women Cup and all FUFA authorised competitions.