Confederation of African Football, CAF, has postponed the 2021 African Cup of Nations in Cameroon to 2022 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
According to CAF president, Ahmad Ahmad, in a video conference, the African football governing body took the decision as “health was the main priority”.
The tournament will still take place in Cameroon.
CAF also rescheduled the finals of the African Nations Championship 2020, shifting it to January 2021 also in Cameroon.
“The CAF Executive Committee is satisfied with t the Cameroonian authorities for their commitment towards the hosting of the two competitions. Cameroon is ready to host either competition and are within schedule,” Ahmad said.
The CAF Champions League will round up its matches in September while the Confederation Cup will wrap up towards the end of this year with a ‘Final Four’ expected to take place in Morocco.
Ahmad also announced the cancellation of the women’s Cup of Nations which was scheduled to take place in November while revealing the launch of a new club competition for women in 2021.
“I am expressing my pride in seeing the birth of a women’s Champions League on the African continent,” the CAF president said.