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AFCON 2021 postponed to 2022 due to COVID-19

Uganda Cranes participated in the 2019 AFCON Championship in Egypt

Uganda Cranes participated in the 2019 AFCON Championship in Egypt

The Total Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) that was initially slated to take place in Cameroon next year has been pushed to 2022.

Ahmad Ahmad, president of the Confederation of Africa Football Federation (CAF) told the media during an online press conference on Tuesday evening.

The development comes after the CAF executive committee held a meeting via video conference that made several decisions today. Ahmad Ahmad made it clear that the emergence of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic had caused lots of challenges that is why several changes have been made.

He also announced that the 2020 Total Africa Nations Championship that was meant to take place in April this year will now take place next year from January 15-29 in Cameroon.

Uganda Cranes, Tanzania and Rwanda already qualified to represent the Council of East and Central Africa Football Association (CECAFA) region at the CHAN Championship which is meant for home-based players.

He also announced that the 2020 edition of the African Women’s Cup of Nations, AWCON has been cancelled and will return in 2022. But the committee endorsed the proposed CAF Women’s Champions League to start next year.

“Despite the challenges which have been brought by the coronavirus, we are determined to advance and work hard to promote and develop football in Africa,” said Ahmad.

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