CAF Postpones AFCON Draws

Africa’s football governing body CAF has postponed the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations draws. The information was made known in a statement released on their official website on Sunday. The draw was scheduled to hold on the 25th of June in Yaounde, the capital city of Cameroon, where the tournament will be played.

CAF To Fix New Date For AFCON Draws

But on Sunday, they said they had postponed the draws, and according to them, it was due to “logistical reasons related to the Covid-19 pandemic”, so a new date would be announced in due course. According to the statement, it says: “At the request of CAF, the Cameroon Local Organizing Committee (LOC) has agreed to postpone the Total Energies Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021 final draw for logistical reasons. Related to the Covid-19 pandemic.”

Caf Postpones Afcon Draws
Caf Postpones Afcon Draws

The statement also said: “The draw was initially scheduled for 25 June 2021, and a new date will be announced in due course.” “CAF continues to work together with its partners, the Cameroon government and the LOC to make the total energies Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021 a successful event and a great celebration of African football.”

CAF last month postponed the resumption of the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers, which had been scheduled for the opening weeks of June, and it is still because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The group phase of African qualifiers for the World Cup was then moved to September.

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