The Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON 2022 tournament has been slated to be staged in Cameroon, and now the date during which it will run has been confirmed.
AFCON 2022 Kickoff Date
On Thursday, the Confederation of African Football, CAF, confirmed that the tournament would be held from January 9 to February 6, 2022.
A virtual executive committee meeting chaired by recently elected president Patrice Motsepe from South Africa also decided that a draw to divide the 24 qualifiers into six groups will be held on June 25.
Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Comoros, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Tunisia and Zimbabwe have qualified.
The remaining place rests between Benin and Sierra Leone, whose fixture in Freetown this week did not occur because the visitors challenged Covid-19 results after five of their key players tested positive.
A CAF statement said the match had been rearranged for the May 31-June 15 international window, following which Sierra Leone launched an appeal against that decision.