The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has moved the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) to 2022, because of the COVID-19 flare-up.
CAF’s Executive Committee affirmed the choice on Tuesday after a gathering.
The competition was planned to start on January 9, 2021, in Cameroon, yet will presently be played from January 2022.
It is understood that CAF feels there probably won’t be sufficient for the qualifiers to be finished in time for the AFCON.
CAF additionally affirmed the 2020 African Nations Championship for home-based players will be played one year from now, having initially been planned for April 2020.
Africa had recorded more than 397,000 COVID-19 diseases and more than 9,900 deaths as of Tuesday evening, according to information from worldometer.