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CAF postpones AFCON to 2022

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The Confederation of African Football executive committee CAF have made the announcement that the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON has been further extended to January 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.

The tournament which was initially slated to take place between January and February next year. The football governing body, however made the decision that the local version of the AFCON, the Championship of African Nations, CHAN, will hold in January 2021.

The tournament had originally been scheduled for April this year. Both competitions will be hosted by the West African country Cameroon.

In March 2020, an announcement was made suspending the 2020 CHAN, CAF Organizing after a meeting in Cameroon have a number of reasons amongst others, the confinement of population in many countries, restrictions imposed on grouping of teams and officials and the closure of borders as well as disruptions in air links between many countries as factors.

At the time, the decision was followed by the postponement of the AFCON 2021 qualifiers by CAF. The African football governing body had earlier this year made the decision to maintain the organization of its competitions.

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