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CAF postpones Africa Nations Cup to 2022

The Uganda Cranes at the last AFCON.

 

Cairo, Egypt | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021 has been postponed to January 2022. The African Nations Championship ( CHAN) Cameroon 2020 has also been moved to 2021.

The CAF Executive Committee made the decision in a meeting on Tuesday, 30 June 2020, via video-conference. The Africa soccer governing body discussed the future of competitions and other related issues following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ahmad Ahmad, President of the Confederation of Africa Football Federation (CAF) confirmed the changes during an on-line press conference on Tuesday evening.

Ahmad Ahmad made it clear that the emergence of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic had caused lots of challenges that is why several changes have been made.

Uganda Cranes, Tanzania and Rwanda already qualified to represent the Council of East and Central Africa Football Association (CECAFA) region at the CHAN Championship which is meant for home based players.

He also announced that the 2020 edition of the African Women’s Cup of Nations, AWCON has been cancelled and will return in 2022. But the Committee endorsed the proposed CAF Women’s Champions League to start next year.

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“Despite the challenges which have been brought by the Coronavirus, we are determined to advance and work hard to promote and develop football in Africa,” added the CAF President Ahmad Ahmad.

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