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CAF to hold Executive Committee meeting on Tuesday

CAF to hold Executive Committee meeting on Tuesday

The CAF Executive Committee will hold a meeting on Tuesday, 30 June 2020 at 10:00am GMT via video-conference to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on African football and other related issues.

The meeting will be followed by a virtual press conference with CAF President Ahmad Ahmad in attendance.

The Africa Cup of Nations is among many issues expected to be discussed during the meeting. The postponement of January’s showpiece could be on the minds of the CAF officials in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Time is running out for the qualifying matches to be complete with four rounds still to play before the tournament begins in January next year.

FIFA’s on Thursday decided to cancel September’s window for national team matches in all regions, except Europe and South America. This means CAF now have to come up with a solution on how to squeeze all the remaining qualifying matches in the ever shrinking window period.

There is also the CHAN which was postponed as a result of the global pandemic and also the CAF Champions League and the Confederation Cup Semi Finals.

The Women’s Cup of Nations which is set for November could be under threat of being postponed with qualifiers still far off. CAF are yet to find a venue for the tournament after Congo withdrew as hosts in July last year.

Domestic competitions in Africa are also yet to be complete after they were halted due to the coronavirus. Many governments have stated that sports activities can only resume under strict adherence to safety protocols.

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