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CAF postpones Total AFCON draw

CAF postpones Total AFCON draw

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has postponed the draws for the Total Africa Cup of Nations scheduled to be held in Cameroon next year.

A statement from the Africa Football body says the decision was reached at following consultation with the local organizing committee.

“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,” read the statement.

The draw was initially scheduled for 25 June 2021 in Yaounde and CAF suggests that 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,” concluded the statement.

The tournament has already been put back a year because of the pandemic.

Sierra Leone and Benin play their outstanding qualifier this month to determine the last of the 24 teams to participate in the finals in Cameroon next January and February.

CAF last month postponed the resumption of World Cup qualifiers, scheduled for the opening weeks of June, until November, due to fears of a spike in Covid-19 cases.

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