The Confederation of African Football have announced a postponement to the supposedly AFCON tournament, billed to take place next year January, due to the coronavirus pandemic until 2022.
Following the impact of the novel coronavirus, which forced leagues and other sporting events to be suspended in a bid to curb the spread of the virus, African football governing body has shifted the continent’s biggest sporting competition till January 2022 due to the challenges posed by the coronavirus.
The African Cup of Nations was due to be held from January 9 until February 6 next year, but will now be scheduled for January 2022.
According to a statement released on the CAF website, which reads;
“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.
The final tournament has been postponed till January 2021 in Cameroon”.
Also a change of Interclubs were also changed, shifting all CAF events till 2021 and 2022.
The Total CAF Champions League and Total CAF Confederation Cup, will resume in September with a Final Four (4) format. Semi-Final matches will be played in a single match.
Total CAF Champions League
Venue for Final Four to be decided
Total CAF Confederation Cup
Morocco will host the Final Four
Total Women’s Africa Cup of Nations 2020
Due to challenging conditions, the 2020 edition of the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations has been cancelled.
Meanwhile, the CAF Women’s Champions League will be launched in 2021. The format and other details will be communicated in due course.
Zonal Qualifiers for U-20 & U-17 Africa Cup of Nations
A meeting with the Organising Competitions for Youth Football and the Zonal Unions has been proposed to finalize the arrangements for the zonal qualifiers. Meanwhile, the U-17 AFCON will take place in July 2021.