Following the withdrawal of Cameroon and Chad from the maiden edition of the Union for Central Africa Football Federation (UNIFFAC) tagged U20 Fatshi Cup, a new schedule has been unveiled for the tournament which begins this Saturday.
The competition which is WAFU’s equivalence has now turned to a four-nation tournament. The Cameroon U20 selection which was expected in the DR Congo on Thursday, unfortunately wrote to the organizers on Tuesday to inform them of its decision to back out of the event.
Cameroon’s decision was hinged on lack of finance and came hours after Chad also withdrew for similar an undisclosed reason.
The decision to pull out means Cameroon and Chad join Equatorial Guinea plus Sao Tome and Principe as the Central African nations to miss the competition.
The UNIFFAC U20 competition will begin on Saturday, in Kinshasa after a two-year hiatus.
With the withdrawals, the competition will no longer be in two pools. All the four teams will play each other and the team with the highest number of points will be declared champions.
The last edition of the competition took place in December 2020 in Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon defeated Congo to emerge winners.