The event that was scheduled to take place next January was postponed due to the effects of the pandemic.
The next edition of the African Cup of Nations It has been postponed for 12 months, as confirmed by the Confederation of Soccer of that continent, this Tuesday, during its meeting of the executive committee.
The 33rd edition of the tournament was scheduled to start on January 9, 2021 in Cameroon, but it is delayed until the same month of 2022 due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Although the African continent does not seem to have suffered the pandemic in relation to the rest of the world (except for the case of South Africa with 144,000 confirmed cases), the authorities are on alert due to the health situation and have prioritized postponing the competition dispute.
The African Cup will then be played in the World Cup year, since the Qatar World Cup will take place in 2022. Precisely, there will now be a rescheduling for the playoff dates towards the ecumenical event in Asia.
– CAF (@CAF_Online) June 30, 2020
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