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CAF announces change of dates for AFCON qualifiers

Jan 22, 2020, 1:43 PM

(Issued Monday 20 January 2020)

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has recently announced the change of dates for the qualifiers of the Total Africa Cup of Nations 2021.

 This follows the meeting of CAN Organizing Committee including stakeholders, representatives and the Cameroonian authorities held in Cameroon recently.

It has been decided to change the dates of the final tournament of the Total Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021 from June-July to January – February of the same year.

In a communique dispatched to all Member Associations, CAF consequently has decided that the Qualifiers for the Africa Cup of Nations 2021 and FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 would be in order to accommodate this change.

This development would mean therefore that Qualifier matches would resume in March 2020 instead of August-September 2020.

Thus the Scorpions will play the Panthers of Gabon over two legs from the 23rd to 31st March 2020.