AFCON: CAF Postpones All AFCON 2021 Qualifier Matches

AFCON: CAF Postpones All AFCON 2021 Qualifier Matches

The Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) has decided to postpone the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier matches due to the spread of the deadly Coronavirus, Diamond Hub 101 reports.

Not only was the AFCON qualifiers postponed, but the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup and Women’s 2020 AFCON qualifiers also suffered the same fate.

This announcement was made in a statement released on the CAF official website on Friday...

Following the growing concerns of the COVID-19 virus and the declaration by the World Health Organization (WHO) describing it as a 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.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria were slated to play against Sierra Leone and were to host the Leone Stars at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba on March 27 before traveling to Freetown a few days later for the return match.

This decision was made as it faced pressure from some countries recently and Kenya has banned sports competitors from traveling out of the country.

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