YAOUNDE, 19 January 2021 – Guinea beat Namibia, three-nil, Tuesday in Victoria-Limbe to take the lead in Group D of the 2020 African Nations Championship also known as Total African Nations Championship (CHAN 2020).
Zambia is in second position in the group after beating Tanzania, two-zero, in the first game of Group D also played in the Atlantic coastal town of Victoria-Limbe in the southern-most tip of English-speaking Southern Cameroons aka Ambaqzonia.
Group D games were played in the absence of spectators and amist tight security on account of the weekly Monday ghost town campaign which doubled with the start of a three-week lockdown enforced by Ambazonian Restoration Forces.
Teams were escorted through the streets of the town by armored vehicles, one of which flipped Tuesday as it led teams to the playgrounds.
Action in the tournament returns to Cameroon’s capital city, Yaounde, on Wednesday, where hosts Cameroon will take on Mali and Burkina Faso will face Zimbabwe.
Cameroon won hosting rights on 13 April 2019 after Ethiopia withdrew leading to the delay in the tournament which was originally scheduled to hold from 4 to 25 April 2019.
Unlike the African Cup of Nations, CHAN2020 feautees only players affiliated to domestic teams in the 16 countries spilit up into the four groups.