CAF Makes the Final Verdict on AFCON 2021 - Newslibre

CAF Makes the Final Verdict on AFCON 2021

Just as the FIFA Executive convened last week to lay out a way forward for the sport during this time of the pandemic, the CAF (Confederation of African Football) Executive Committee also held a meeting yesterday, June 30th, 2020 via video conferencing technology to also streamline football activities on the continent.

The Total African Cup of Nations 2021 due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic has been pushed to the World Cup year 2022. It will be held in January 2022 with the host nation staying Cameroon.

Cameroon will also host the postponed CHAN 2020 competitions which were pushed to January 2021.

CAF has decided to postpone the AFCON 2021 to the World Cup year2022

With the heavy load of hosting two major CAF competitions upon Cameroon and having failed to beat the preparation deadline for the 2019 AFCON, CAF President Ahmad Ahmad assured the Executive Committee that this time Cameroon was all fired up and ready to host both tournaments in a space of one year apart.

He further ascertained that “The CAF Executive Committee is satisfied with the Cameroonian authorities for their commitment towards the hosting of the two competitions. Cameroon is ready to host either competition and is within schedule.”

The Confederation of African Football also said that the dates for the remaining qualifying fixtures and the final tournament will be announced later on in future official communications. The federation further stated that the women’s competition which was to be held this year has been cancelled.

The 2022 Africa Cup of Nations is scheduled to be the 33rd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the biennial international men’s football championship of Africa organized by the Confederation of African Football consisting of 24 teams.

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Author: Katende Basajjabaka

Katende writes about sports and occasionally technology.


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