AFCON postponed until 2022

AFCON postponed until 2022

Next year's Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon has been postponed until 2022 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Confederation of African Football announced on Tuesday in a video conference.

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CAF president Ahmad Ahmad said African football's governing body took the decision as "health was the main priority".

The event was scheduled to take place from 9 January to 6 February but will be moved to January 2022.

Qualifiers for the competition were also running tight due to the coronavirus pandemic and this gave organisers very little time to finalise the teams for the continental showpiece.

Other regional football competitions slated to be played this summer have also been delayed such as the European Championship and Copa America.

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