Postponed 2021 Africa Cup of Nations to be held from 9 January to six February subsequent yr in Cameroon

Postponed 2021 Africa Cup of Nations to be held from 9 January to six February subsequent yr in Cameroon

A digital government committee assembly chaired by not too long ago elected president Patrice Motsepe from South Africa additionally determined {that a} draw to divide the 24 qualifiers into six teams will likely be held on 25 June.

Postponed 2021 Africa Cup of Nations to be held from 9 January to 6 February next year in Cameroon

The Africa Cup of Nations trophy. AFP

Johannesburg: The Africa Cup of Nations match will likely be staged in Cameroon from 9 January to six February subsequent yr, a Confederation of African Soccer (CAF) official confirmed on Thursday.

A digital government committee assembly chaired by not too long ago elected president Patrice Motsepe from South Africa additionally determined {that a} draw to divide the 24 qualifiers into six teams will likely be held on 25 June.

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 certified.

The remaining place rests between Benin and Sierra Leone, whose fixture in Freetown this week didn’t happen as a result of the guests challenged COVID-19 outcomes after 5 of their key gamers examined constructive.

A CAF assertion stated the match had been rearranged for the 31 Could- 15 June worldwide window, following which Sierra Leone launched an attraction in opposition to that call.

The Sierra Leone Soccer Affiliation stated the attraction was primarily based on the “failure (of Benin) to report for a match and/or refusal to play”.

Sierra Leone path Benin by three factors in Group L and should win to switch them within the second qualifying place and go to the Cup of Nations for the primary time since 1996.

Pre-match COVID-19 exams are presently carried out in CAF competitions by the host nationwide crew or membership and there have been quite a few allegations of false constructive outcomes depriving opponents of stars.

The CAF assembly acknowledged that having hosts in command of testing was problematic and is planning, with World Well being Group (WHO) help, to make use of unbiased medical workers as an alternative.

Concern was additionally expressed by the manager on the degradation of soccer infrastructure in lots of African international locations, highlighting a long-standing drawback of poor stadium upkeep.

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