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CHAN 2020: Rwanda withdraws because of corona virus

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Rwanda withdraws from CHAN because

The Amavoubi of Rwanda have  withdrawned from the 6th edition of the African Nations Championship (CHAN), expected to hold in Cameroon from April 04 to 25.

The decision was taken by the country’s sports officials.

In a communiqué the sports authorities , believe this act will help their athletes shun the spread the Corona virus,  now declared a pandemic disease  by the world health organisation.

Until this statement, Rwanda had been preparing ahead of the CHAN.

The selection is logged in group C.

The confederation of African football CAF  is yet to react to this decision.

Meantime,  another Group C candidate Morocco is threatening to take a similar action for same reasons.

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CAF’ s Isha Johanssen explains reasons for the Cancellation of the AWCON 2020.

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The chairperson of the CAF organizing committee for women’s football Isha Johanssen has explained the reasons for the Cancellation of the Africa women’s cup of nations. 

In an interview with soka25east, Johanssen defend CAF’s decision to cancel the AWCON,  stating that it was reached after extensive consultations with all options explored.

“For the 2020 AWCON,  there were circumstances beyond our control which made it difficult for CAF to organize it and all options were explored but no avail”.

Johanssen who also doubles as the president of the Sierra Leone Football Association also explained that logistical dilemmas contributed largely to the Cancellation of the event.

In July 2019, Congo withdrew as host citing financial difficulties.  Caf then approached South Africa to take up the mantle but its federation SAFA turned down the opportunity,  Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea emerged as interested parties but Johanssen explained that CAF didn’t receive support documents from this two governments thus the process was stalled.

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” We did not have an option other than to cancel for three main reasons.  Firstly,  the withdrawal of Congo meant that we find a new host. For that, the bid was reopened.  Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea expressed interest.  However,  both lacked the most important support documents which were the letter of support from their respective governments”, she continued.

“If we cannot get a letter of support from your government to host a tournament,  it becomes quite complex and problematic in the long run because we cannot organize the competition without the support or guarantee from the host country coming from the government. 

The chairperson of the CAF organizing committee for women’s football also explained  that, the Coronavirus pandemic factor  added more salt to injury as football in the continent has been suspended since March this year.

” The outbreak of COVID-19 which has led to the suspension of all football activities around the continent and indeed the rest of the world. Due to the fact that, the qualifiers initially scheduled for April 2020 had to be postponed indefinitely”.

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Former Cameroon International Goal Accountant Samuel Eto’o ranked 14th Greatest Barcelona player of all time by Fans.

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Former Cameroon international goal accountant Samuel Eto’o has been ranked 14 greatest Barcelona player of all time.

Samuel Eto’o enjoyed a 5 year success at the Catalan club from 2004 to 2009 scoring 152 goals in 234 appearances winning the laliga top scorer in the 2005/06 season with 26 goals.

Eto’o also helped Barcelona win two champions league,  three league titles,  1 copa del Rel, two Spanish super cup and 2 copa catalunya.

Samuel Eto’o celebrating one of his goals for Barcelona.

Though Samuel Eto’o is 14th in the list of great Barcelona players of all time, Diego Maradona tops the chart with 582 votes followed by football “joujou” Ronaldinho with 440 votes and surprisingly Lionel Messi comes third with 337 votes.

Complete list of Barcelona’s top 25 greatest players of all time.

1. Diego Maradona (1982- 1984)

2. Ronaldinho (2003-2008)

3. Lionel Messi (2004- present)

4. Johan Cruyff (1973- 1978)

5. Andreas Iniesta (2002-2018)

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6. Xavi (1998-2015)

7. Carlos Poyul (1999-2014)

8. Ronaldo Nazario (1996-1997)

9. Neymar (2013-2017)

10. Gerard Pique (2008-present)

11. Luis Suarez (2014- present)

12. Dani Alves (2008-2016)

13. Sergio Busquet (2008-present)

14. Samuel Eto’o (2004-2009)

15. Rivaldo (1997-2002)

16. David Villa (2010-2013)

17. Ronald Koeman (1989-1995)

18. Romario (1993-1995)

19. Hristo Stoichkov (1990-1995, 1996-1998)

20. Victor Valdez (2002-2014)

21. Michael Laudrup (1989-1994)

22. Deco (2004-2008)

23. Laszlokuba (1950-1961)

24. Gheorghe Hagi (1994- 1996)

25. Patrick Kluivent (1998-2004)

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Ozoemena Emmanuel move closer to sign with Turkish club Corluspor

Nigerian youth and a fine striker of the ball, Ozoemena Emmanuel is on verge of joining Turkish Club Corluspor, according to reports from the local media.

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However, the agent of the Nigerian striker has confirmed talks with Corluspor.
The 21- year old has been in top form since training with the first team of the turkish club.

If the deal should be finalized, the striker will be the second Nigerian striker to join the club.
He joined UAE side Al Ain for a short spell after leaving English Premier League side Sunderland, before making it to the Chinese Club Shanghai SIPG.

Ozoemena has already represented UAE outfit Al-Ain FC as well as Nigerian Premier club side Akwa United.

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