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CAF U17 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers suspended indefinitely

CAF U17 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers suspended indefinitely

By Agnes Amondi,

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has indefinitely suspended the final qualifying round for the 2020 U17 Women’s World Cup, which was set to take place in May, because of the Covid-19 outbreak.

The two-legged ties between six nations were planned for May 1-3 and 15-17 following their first-round of games in March.

CAF through its Acting General Secretary Abdelmounaïm Bah, said the body’s decision was reached so as to avoid the spread of COVID – 19.

The U17 Women’s World cup has also been suspended with new dates yet to be announced. 

“Following the continuous concern on the Covid-19 virus and the lockdown in most countries on the continent, Caf Emergency Committee has decided to postpone the following matches until further notice,” the statement read.

“Fifa Women U-17 World Cup Qualifiers: Initially scheduled from 1-3 May and 15-17 May 2020. Caf shall announce the new program in due time.

“We would like to assure you that Caf is monitoring the situation closely and working with competent authorities such as the WHO on the impact of the virus on the continent and Caf competitions.”

In the final round of qualification, South Africa paired with Morocco whilst Uganda tackle Cameroon as Nigeria clash with Ghana. Only three teams will qualify for the event.

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