CAF CHAN:CAF Techical Support Group give verdict on tournament

As the Total CHAN 2020 tournament is set to be concluded on Sunday, members of Technical Support Group (TSG) gave their views of the tournament.

The TSG which is made up of Khalilou Fadiga, Cameroon legend Raymond Kalla , Former South Africa legend Mark Fish, Angolan midfielder, Gilberto and Daniel Amokachi.

Both members of the TSG gave their opinion based on the responsibilities they performed in the cause of the tournament during an online meeting with CAF Deputy General Secretary, Anthony Baffoe. gathered from the summation of the three TSG members.

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Khalilou Fadiga

Khalilou Fadiga, member of CAF TSG during Total CHAN 2020 lauded “the organization of the tournament by Cameroon in these times of pandemic.”

Regarding football level of group A, the former Senegal international underlined that he attended a high-level tournament.

 “In group A, we saw very good games from the four teams, despite the fact that local competitions are at a standstill in several countries” affirmed Fadiga. 

“I want to congratulate the technical staff of Cameroon who set up a good team for this tournament. 

In the semi-finals, they faced a stronger team in the outstanding Morocco.”

Mark Fish

The former South Africa defender Mark Fish, also member of group A TSG said “as a defender I would say that the defenses of all the teams were very good with certain formations which presented very compact blocks, such as Mali. 

“I believe Morocco and Mali showed a level above the others.”

Regarding the final, Fish believes both sides have chances of winning the trophy. 

Morocco is a good team with exceptional players. 

“Mali on the other hand plays well defensively with a very powerful midfield.”

Daniel Amokachi

Former Nigerian star Daniel Amokachi gave his impressions about group B. The Super Eagles midfielder said DR Congo deserved its first place in the pool.

 “DR Congo were the best team in Group B with the best coach of the year. 

“This is a team which, with good preparation, could have done something better, especially since with talented players. 

“We must also salute the courage and level of the Congo. 

“Also, for me Libya have shown great things.”

Amokachi saluted Cameroon for organization of the tournament amid Coronavirus pandemic, in the presence of a limited number of supporters.

However, he remained hesitant about the final which “gathers by two great teams in Mali and Morocco. 

Mali and despite having played extra time twice, remain one of the best teams in the tournament. 

It’s true that the Malians haven’t scored many goals, but they are in the final and will certainly have their say. 

They will face Morocco who were just outstanding,” he concluded.

Raymond Kalla 

As for former Cameroon legend Raymond Kalla, Rwanda was the surprise of group C.

 “I think Rwanda surprised us with their level in a very tight Group C. 

The Amavubi managed to draw two matches without conceding a goal before beating Togo”, the former Indomitable Lions defender noted.

Morocco is an experienced team with international players who are growing in power. 

Technically, the Atlas Lions are very strong. I believe they are the best team in the tournament with Soufiane Rahimi who is outstanding. 

He’s not going to stop there and I think he will do something in the final,” concluded Kalla.


Group D was open to all predictions before the start of the competition. 

For former Angola winger Gilberto “Guinea is one of the best teams of the tournament, with a great player in Morlaye Sylla who I believe is the tournament’s best player.”

Gilberto believed the other good side in the group were Zambia. 

The Zambians had a good first part of the competition before losing to the best team of the tournament, Morocco. 

I was also surprised by Tanzania who plays good football and is on an upward curve after the Total AFCON 2019. 

For their part, Namibia continue to learn at the high level and a competition like this is only beneficial for young people in view of the next events”.

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