Confederation of African Football (CAF) has postponed the next edition of Africa Cup of Nations which was slated for next year to 2022.
The development has been confirmed on Tuesday from the CAF Executive Committee meeting held via zoom conferencing.
The decision has been influenced by the current global situation in regard to the COVID-19 Pandemic that has seen a number of events or activities either called off or postponed.
With two of the six qualifying rounds played, CAF deemed it possible given the current situation to have the remaining qualification phase and have the biennial tournament in January next year.
Therefore, the CAF Executive Committee decided to postpone AFCON to January 2022 with Cameroon still retaining the hosting rights.
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