Cameroon aborts football season amid COVID-19 pandemic

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Cameroon's forward Stephane Bahoken (R) celebrates his goal during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) football match between Cameroon and Guinea-Bissau at the Ismailia Stadium on June 25 , 2019. (Photo by OZAN KOSE / AFP) (Photo credit should read OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)
Cameroon’s forward Stephane Bahoken (R) celebrates his goal during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) football match between Cameroon and Guinea-Bissau at the Ismailia Stadium on June 25 , 2019. (Photo by OZAN KOSE / AFP) (Photo credit should read OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)

Cameroon has opted to end its football season amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the head of the country’s football association said on Tuesday.

Seidou Mbombo Njoya, president of Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT) said, the decision was reached following recommendations from the health commission of the association stressing on the need to stay safe.

“Football is not the priority in the current situation (COVID-19). Football is secondary. Health safety comes first,” Njoya told reporters in the capital, Yaounde after the decision was taken.

PWD Bamenda was declared champions after leading Coton Sport by a single point when the championship was suspended in March. The club will now compete in next season’s African Champions League.

The Cameroonian government halted all sporting activities in March following an outbreak of the pandemic in the country.

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