Football governing body in Africa, CAF, has postponed AFCON and CAF following an online CAF executive committee meeting that is still taking place today.
The Africa Cup of Nations set in Cameroon has been moved to January 2022 while the African Nations Championship (CHAN) will be played in January next year.
CAF, in a statement seen by this website, has said that the decisions have been reached after consulting various stakeholders and taking into account the current world situation of Covid19 pandemic.
The dates of the final phase and of the remaining playoff games will be announced.
“The CAF Executive Committee is satisfied with the Cameroon Authorities for their commitment in hosting the two competitions. Cameroon is ready to host one or the other competition and respects the schedule,” said CAF President Ahmad Ahmad.
The CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup remaining semis will be played in a single match, not a home and away basis.
The two club competitions will resume in September in the “Final Four” format. Each semi-final will be played in a single match. That of Confederation cup will be played in Morocco while the host of final four of Champions League is yet to be determined.
In addition, the 2020 Africa Women Cup of Nations has been cancelled.
At the same time, the Executive Committee announced the launch of the CAF Women’s Champions League in 2021. The format of the competition and other details around the event will be communicated in due course.
The 42nd CAF Ordinary General Assembly has been postponed to December 2020 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Elective General Assembly will be held on March 12, 2021.
The CAF Awards, the 2020 Edition, has been cancelled. CAF said that major partner of the event, The Pickalbatros group, has reiterated its contractual commitment for the next two editions.
CAF will also allocate an additional $16.2M to lighten the financial burden of Member Associations. Each member association, including FUFA, will get $300,000.