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Africa Cup of Nations set to be postponed to 2022- report

Published on: 28 May 2020
Africa Cup of Nations set to be postponed to 2022- report
CAF has postponed the 2021 AFCON Qualifiers indefinitely

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) is set to postpone its Africa Cup of Nations from 2021 to 2022 due to the ongoing issues surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to RMC Sports, a source said it is expected to move the competition which is scheduled to take place from January 9 to February 6 2021 in Cameroon.

Despite being less than a year away, only the hosts have qualified for the competition with international matches currently put on hold due to the pandemic.

Only two of the six group matches to choose the other 23 teams have been played, with the top two teams in each of the 12 groups qualifying.

Cameroon is currently playing within the qualification, but have already counted as one of the two teams to qualify from their group.

The source said: "Today the trend is to postpone the tournament to January 2022.

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