AFCON dates moved to 2021


The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has postponed the 2021 African Cup of Nations (AFCON ) finals which were to take place from 9 January to 6 February by a year as it will be played from January/February 2022 in Cameroon.

At a meeting of CAF executive committee members held on Tuesday in Cairo, Egypt, they agreed to shift the continental showpiece dates to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic as well as making decisions to conclude this year’s CAF championship league and confederations cup.

CAF president Ahmed Ahmed also confirmed that the African Nations Championship (CHAN) which is for home-based players and was supposed to be played in April this year, will be hosted by Cameroon in January 2021.

Football games were suspended globally in March 2020 due to COVID-19 which also postponed the qualifiers of the 2021 AFCON edition.

With two teams expected to make it to the finals from each group, the Malawi national football team is third in group B with 3 points from 2 games.
Uganda tops the standing in the group seconded by Burkina Faso.

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