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Zimbabwe, Cameroon to Clash in Africa Nations Championship Opener

FILE: Cameroon players react during the Confederations Cup, Group B soccer match between Germany and Cameroon, at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Sunday, June 25, 2017.

Zimbabwe faces Cameroon in the opening game of the 16-nation 2020 Total Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) in Yahonde in April.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced this year’s draw Monday amid fears among Zimbabweans of being paired against Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Morocco, Tanzania, and Zambia.

The other nations in the group are Mali and Burkina Faso.

Former Cameroonian national team players - Stephen Tataw and Salomon Olembe - assisted CAF Director of Competitions Samson Adamu in conducting the draw.

In Group B are Libya, DR Congo, Congo and Niger while Group C has Morocco, Rwanda, Uganda and Togo. Zambia, Guinea, Namibia and Tanzania are in Group D.

The games will be played between April 4 and April 25.