CAF postpones 2021 AFCON by one year

CAF postpones 2021 AFCON by one year

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has moved the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) to 2022, due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Furthermore, CAF’s Executive Committee confirmed the decision on Tuesday after a meeting.

The tournament was programmed to begin on January 9, 2021, in Cameroon, but shifted now to January 2022.

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Also, the organization feels there might not be enough for the qualifiers to be concluded in time for the AFCON.

CAF also confirmed the 2020 African Nations Championship for home-based players will be played next year,

having originally been scheduled for April 2020.

Africa had reported more than 397,000 COVID-19 infections

and over 9,900 deaths as of Tuesday afternoon, according to data from world meter.

Recall, reported that CAF listed the clubs who qualified for the 2020/2021 Confederation of African Football (CAF) competitions.

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