CAF Executive Committee reschedules several tournaments
The emergence of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has forced the executive Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to reschedule several tournaments.
After a video conference meeting by the executive on Tuesday, the CAF President Ahmad Ahmad said they agreed to move the 2021 Total Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) to 2022, while the Total Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) meant to take place this year will now take center stage in January 2021 in Cameroon.
“After consultation with stakeholders and taking into consideration the current global situation, the tournament has been rescheduled for January 2022. The date for the final tournament and the remaining matches of the qualifiers will be communicated in due course,” said Ahmad.
He also announced that the 2020 edition of the African Women’s Cup of Nations, AWCON has been cancelled and will return in 2022. But the Committee endorsed the proposed CAF Women’s Champions League to start next year.
CAF also made agreed that the Total CAF Champions League and Total CAF Confederation Cup, will resume in September with a Final Four (4) format. Semi-Final matches will be played in a single match. The semis finals and final for the Confederations Cup will be played in Morocco, while the semis and final for the Champions League will be played in Cameroon.
Zonal Qualifiers for U-20 & U-17 Africa Cup of Nations
He said a meeting for Youth Football and the Zonal Unions has been proposed to finalize the arrangements for the zonal qualifiers for U-17 AFCON and U-20 AFCON.
CAF also announced that the 2020 CAF Awards have been cancelled.