CAF postponed 2021 AFCON to January 2022


The 2021 Africa Cup of Nations has been postponed to January 2022 by the Confederation of African Football (Caf) due to the coronavirus pandemic, while the women’s version of the tournament was cancelled.

The Cup of Nations was due to be held from January 9 until February 6 next year but will now be scheduled for January 2022.

An official statement on CAF’s website said, “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.”

“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.”

However, The African Nations Championship (CHAN), which should have been played back in April, will now take place in January 2021.

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