Football: African Cup of Nations postponed from January next year to 2022

Football: African Cup of Nations postponed from January next year to 2022

FILE PHOTO - Football Soccer - African Cup of Nations - Gabon v Guinea-Bissau - Stade de l'Ami
FILE PHOTO - Football Soccer - African Cup of Nations - Gabon v Guinea-Bissau - Stade de l'Amitie - Libreville, Gabon - 14/1/17 - Supporters ahead of the match between Gabon and Guinea-Bissau. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

CAPE TOWN: Next January's Africa Cup of Nations finals in Cameroon have been postponed by one year and will now take place in 2022, the Confederation of African Football decided on Tuesday (Jun 30).

The COVID-19 health crisis has suspended football across most of the continent since March and left little time to complete the qualification competition.

The Cup of Nations was due to be held from Jan 9 to Feb 6 next year but will now be scheduled for January 2022.

Cameroon will get to stage the semi-finals and final of this year's African Champions League which will be played at a single venue in Douala, CAF's executive committee decided.

Source: Reuters

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