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Cameroon forward Christian Bassogog asks CAF to postpone 2021 Africa Cup of Nations

Published on: 14 June 2020

Cameroon international winger Christian Bassogog has asked the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to consider rescheduling the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations to a later date.

The biggest football event in Africa is scheduled to take place in January in Cameroon with four rounds of qualification matches still yet to be played putting doubts on the tournament.

Qualifying matches were suspended in March across the continent due to the rapid widespread of the global pandemic coronavirus.

The 2017 Africa Cup of Nations winner and best player of the tournament believes human lives are very essential and must be paramount at this stage.

"I believe it is very important to watch over the lives of people," Bassogog told

"If CAF in collaboration with the government of Cameroon can postpone the competition, to give us a chance of hosting an enjoyable competition for all, with people free to celebrate football, I will be glad to have that."

According to reports, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) is planning to play two matches of the qualifiers in October and the other two in November to able to go ahead with the tournament in January next year.

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