CAF postpones 2021 AFCON by one year
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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.

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

The tournament was scheduled to begin on January 9, 2021, in Cameroon, but will now be played from January 2022.

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It is understood that CAF 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 worldometer.

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