AFRICA

2021 African Cup of Nations rescheduled for January 2022


The Executive Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has rescheduled the continents flagship tournament, the African Cup of Nations and many other competitions due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In a virtual meeting to discuss the future of soccer in Africa, the committee decided that the 2021 Total Africa Cup of Nations due to be held in Cameroon be postponed to January 2022.

“After consultation with stakeholders and taking into consideration the current global situation, the tournament has been rescheduled for January 2022. The date for the final tournament and the remaining matches of the qualifiers will be communicated in due course” CAF noted in a statement.

The 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN) was also postponed till January 2021.

According to the CAF Executive Committee, it is satisfied with the Cameroonian authorities for their commitment towards the hosting of the two competitions.

The committee also decided that the Total CAF Champions League and Total CAF Confederation Cup will resume in September with a Final Four (4) format and that semi-final matches will be played in a single match.

Even though CAF settled on Morocco to host the Confederation Cup, they were yet to decide which country will host the Champions League.

Meanwhile, CAF decided to cancel the 2020 Women’s African Cup due to challenges.
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