Coronavirus pandemic: CAF Postpones AFCON 2021 qualifiers, CHAN 2020 maintained

The Confederation of African Football – CAF has postponed a number of qualifiers on the continent due to the growing concerns of the Coronavirus -COVID-19. The measures concerns the AFCON 2021, U-20 Women’s World Cup qualifiers and AWCON qualifiers.

The CHAN 2020 to be held in Cameroon between the 4th and 25th April has not been included in the list of competitions postponed.

CAF’s official statement states thus:

Following the growing concerns of the COVID-19 virus and the declaration by the World Health Organization (WHO) describing it as pandemic, CAF has decided to postpone the following competitions until further notice:

– Total AFCON 2021 Qualifiers: Match Day 3 and 4 of the qualifiers scheduled for 25 – 31 March 2020;

– FIFA Women’s U-20 World Cup Qualifiers: scheduled for 20 – 22 March 2020 and 27- 29 March 2020;

– Total Women’s AFCON 2020 Qualifiers: scheduled for 8-14 April 2020.

A new schedule shall be announced in due time.


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