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Ethiopia Given Mantle to Host CHAN 2020

by Bonnie Mugabe
10:00 pm

Ethiopia Football team

Ethiopia represented by the FA president Juneidi Basha were officially handed CAF flag from President Ahmadon Sunday night, a feat which declares the East and Central African nation as the host of the 2020 CHAN edition.

CAF has also confirmed an inspection team that will be sent to Ethiopia to check on the timely progress of preparatory work later this month.

On Sunday night, Morocco won the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) as hosts after they defeated 10-man Nigeria 4-0 in what was a one-sided final at the Stadium Mohammed V in Casablanca.

The North African side dominated proceedings from start to finish and deservedly got the reward with an emphatic victory.

Raja Casablanca striker Zakaria Hadraf gave the Moroccans the lead just before the interval and they were then handed a fantastic opportunity following Nigerian midfielder Peter Eneji’s dismissal for two yellow cards with three second half minutes gone.

Morocco capitalized on the numerical advantage with two goals in three minutes from Walid El Kaarti and to the aforementioned Hadraf before the tournament’s top scorer and best player Ayoub El Kaabi (9 goals) wrapped up the convincing victory for the hosts.