Africa Cup deferred to 2022 due to Coronavirus pandemic

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

The Africa Cup has been postponed by a year due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and it is now to hold in Cameroon January 2022.

The African football confederation (CAF) said Tuesday, according to agency report.

A CAF statement said: “After consultation with stakeholders, and taking into consideration the current global situation, the tournament has been rescheduled for January 2022.

“The date for the final tournament and the remaining matches of the qualifiers will be communicated in due course.”

The tournament was originally scheduled to run from January 9 to February 6, 2021.

Report indicated that the Africa Cup had been moved back to the winter months at the beginning of the year due to the better weather conditions.

The 2019 tournament was still played in the summer to better harmonise with the schedule of the major European leagues.

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