CAF officially announces the postponement of the African Nations Championship

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The members of the Executive Committee of the next Confederation of African Football (CAF) decided to postpone the African Nations Championship in Cameroon for one year, to be held in January 2022.

The Executive Committee of CAF is currently meeting, through the (visual debate) technique, to discuss the fate of the continental championships in light of the spread of the Corona virus, and the postponement of local tournaments in all African countries.

A source from (CAF) said, in press statements, that the members of the Executive Committee decided to postpone the tournament for a year, because of Cameroon’s refusal to postpone it to the summer of 2021, due to the bad weather in the country.

He added that the members of the committee refused to cancel the tournament due to the marketing losses that Kef would incur in the event of cancellation.

Cameroon was to host the African Nations Championship in January 2021.

In a related development, members of the Executive Committee are moving towards the adoption of the decision to complete the African Champions League with the combined session system in September in Cameroon.

It was learned from a reliable source inside the (CAF), that Cameroon has already approached hosting the two CAF semi-finals, as well as the final match of the tournament. The Executive Committee of CAF is also studying the completion of the Confederation Cup semi-final and the final match of the championship in the same scenario in next September in Morocco.

The Champions League semi-finals will witness a pure Moroccan-Egyptian football match, as Raja will meet Zamalek in the first match, while Wydad will face its Al-Ahly counterpart in the second meeting.

In the Confederation Cup, Nahdat Berkane will meet Hassania Agadir, while the second semi-final will bring together Egyptian Pyramids and Houria Conakry Al-Ghiny.

(CAF) decided to postpone the matches of the Champions League and Confederation Cup semi-finals last April, due to the outbreak of the Corona virus.

Pending the conclusion of this crucial meeting, today, a “hypothetical” press conference will be held in the presence of Malagasy continental football chief Ahmed Ahmed, to shed light on the decisions taken by the Executive Committee.

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