Africa Cup of Nations rescheduled for 2022

  • Africa Cup of Nations rescheduled for 2022

Africa Cup of Nations rescheduled for 2022

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has postponed the Africa Cup of Nations scheduled for January/February 2021 to January/February 2022 in Cameroon in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, can confirm.

In the online CAF executive committee meeting on Tuesday, the leaders of the continent came to the decision for drastic changes in response to the coronavirus crisis on the continent.

The Africa Nations Championship, which is the tournament for quasi-national teams made up of locally-based players only, will now be played in January during the period initially planned for the Cup of Nations having been postponed from April this year. "The date for the final tournament and the remaining matches of the qualifiers will be communicated in due course".

The tournament was scheduled for November in the Republic of Congo.

Algeria are the reigning champions after beating Senegal 1-0 in Cairo in 2019.

In an unexpected development, the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament by one year.

Cameroon is to host both competitions.

The Cup of Nations were due to be held from January 9-Feb.

With the 2019/20 season for the two competitions already at the semi-final stage, CAF has announced that Cameroon and Morocco will host the semi-final and final of the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup respectively.

The Executive Committee has also taken a decision on the CAF Interclubs, that is Champions League and Confederation Cup. "Meanwhile, the U-17 Afcon will take place in July 2021".