Confederation of African Football (CAF) has decided to postpone the next Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) to January 2022 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The 33rd CAN be initially scheduled to be held in Cameroon between June and July 2021, but in January 2020, the African football governing body decided to reschedule the tournament to the period between January and February 2021 due to the hot weather conditions.
In June 2020, CAF postponed the event for the third time to 2021 following the global health crisis and COVID-19 worldwide lockdown.
During its meeting held Tuesday via video-conference to discuss the future of competitions and other related issues, the CAF committee decided to postpone to January 2021 the African Nations Championship, which was scheduled in Cameroon in April 2020.
“The CAF Executive Committee is satisfied with the Cameroonian authorities for their commitment of hosting the two competitions. Cameroon is ready to host either competition and are within schedule,” CAF President Ahmad Ahmad said.
According to the Ahmad Ahmad, The CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup will resume in September with a Final Four (4) format. Semi-Final matches will be played in a single match and Morocco will host the Final Four games.