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CAF Postpones 2021 AFCON Draw

CAF Postpones 2021 AFCON Draw

Africa’s football governing body CAF has postponed the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations draw, Completesports.com reports.

This was announced in a statement released on CAF’s official website on Sunday.

The draw was scheduled for June 25 in Yaounde, the capital city of the tournament’s host country.

But on Sunday, CAF said the postponement was due to “logistical reasons related to the Covid-19 pandemic” and a new date would be announced in due course.

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“At the request of CAF, the Cameroon Local Organizing Committee (LOC) has agreed to postpone the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021 final draw for logistical reasons related to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“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 with the objective of making theTotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021 a successful event and a great celebration of African football.”

It woule be recalled that the 2021 AFCON has already been put back a year because of the pandemic.

CAF last month postponed the resumption of the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers, which had been scheduled for the opening weeks of June, blaming the Covid-19 pandemic.

The group phase of African qualifiers for the World Cup is now due to start in September.

The Super Eagles will be one of the 24 countries that will participate at next year’s AFCON.

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  • Chima E Samuels 3 years ago

    CAF is not taking African football very seriously because South Africa failed to qualify for the Afcon. Can’t we learn to adapt to the Covid like the European teams? CAF must wake up…… Enough of this postponement of everything!

    • Bobby 3 years ago

      NIGERIA man has to power to order CAF. what is best for rest of our African slave brothers. We hail the great warriors of Zulu kingdom.

      • Bobby 3 years ago

        Nigeria man has. No power to order CAF.

      • Chima E Samuels 3 years ago

        Bobby what business do you have with the Nigerian people? Stay at kickoff and mind your business. This website is exclusive for only Nigeria people and I don’t think having you here use crazy language is permitted. South Africa that gained independence just yesterday is claiming to be head of other African countries, if them born you well make you leave your backyard go talk this nonsense for other countries by the time dey pound your face you will get some wisdom.

      • Bobby 3 years ago

        Nigeria is disgrace, and you know it. Bitter pills on your face. Xenophobia will come again. We always kill your people and nothing, happen to us. Your leaders are greedy.they never care for your youth. Your youth are criminals everywhere. Your youth look like dogs on chains and also have tattoos like pigs. Your copy blindly.

  • CAF is fastly becoming a joke, Euro cup is only about 5 days away, a huge tournament at that, and they still can press on, while CAF can’t hold just ordinary AFCON draw, they are talking of “logistics problems” which logistics? Do they have to bring the whole of Africa to younde before they can go ahead with it? Like 30 to 40 people is enough, 2 representatives from each qualifying federation or even makes use of zoom at worst.

    I think fifa should take over CAF administration because it seems they are all dead brain.

  • Michel 3 years ago

    I’m sure it will take place in Sept ,by then either Benin or s.leone would have qualified but this is shameful, Africa can’t get anything right

  • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

    Are we talking about draws that can be held via Zoom…????!
    Or is there another type of draw CAF wants to conduct…?? That draw better be correct draw soup wey get plenty okporoko and orisirisi inside. Yeye people.

    Oh Africa my Africa….? Wither thou…?!

    • glory 3 years ago

      Hahahaha…haha. Truth is everytime you have the chance to meet face to face with so called African leaders/individuals in position of power here in the West, you see how IDIOTIC THEY LOOK AS WELL AS FOOLISHLY TIMID. They only puff up their shoulders when in the midst of African born citizens not even the foreign born Africans. This just shows that, in Africa we respect way too much, reason we keep having idiots in position of power. Give me half a chance I WILL HAPPILY SLAP THESE IDIOTS FACES WITHOUT A PINCH OF RESPECT. THEY SULK REALLY BAD.

      • Bobby 3 years ago

        Afcon will never hold . We will try to cancel next Afcon because Afcon without Bafana is not colorful and all Africa agree to this. Tournament need the giant Bafana, to get good market and value. Football is business. Cameron Afcon will not go ahead. Mark my word. Nigeria will continue to cry and Afcon will not happen. We in Bafana know about this because Safa is president of CAF. Bafana always rescue and host Africa all the time. Nigeria can not do same.

  • Bobby 3 years ago

    Tell your drug lords to leave our land. and leave our ladies. They destroy our youth and ladies everyday every people on earth know, about Nigerians and their drug lords and fraud boys everywhere. NIGERIA always Disgrace Africa

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