CAF postpone AFCON 2021 to 2022, AWCON 2020 also moved to 2021

CAF postpone AFCON 2021 to 2022, AWCON 2020 also moved to 2021

- CAF have moved its respective tournaments forward by a year

- AFCON 2021 will now be played in 2022, while AWCON scheduled to hold in 2020 have been moved to 2021

- CHAN has also got a new date from its initial 2020 to 2021

Confederation of African Football (CAF) has postponed the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations to 2022 due to the global pandemic.

The decision was made recently despite countries playing two out of the six qualifying matches already.

The 2021 edition of the competition was slated for Cameroon in January after the west African nation were denied hosting of the 2019 edition later given to Egypt.

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This means Algeria will remain African champions for another two years before defending their title in 2022.

Also, the Championship of African Nations (CHAN) which was supposed to played last April in Cameroon have been moved to January 2021.

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CHAN is a tournament is a competition that features only African teams plying their trade on their home soil.

CAF postpone AFCON 2021 tournament to 2022

CAF postpone AFCON 2021 tournament to 2022. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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The CAF Champions League and the Confederations Cup will be completed as the competition has got to the semi final stages.

Cameroon and Morocco will host the semi-final and final of both competitions respectively but will be staged on a one-legged basis.

The Super Falcons will also not be defending their African women's crown later in the year after it has been canceled and moved to next year by CAF.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Joel Matip will miss the rest of the season due to a foot injury he sustained during their clash against Everton at Goodison Park.

The Cameroonian defender was missing in the Reds demolition of Crystal palace and is expected to miss the remainder of the season.

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"This season I will be not back on the pitch but for next season, I hope I’m going to be quite early a direct help for the team,” quoted by Goal. also reported that Victor Osimhen is reportedly closing in on a move to Serie A giants Napoli this summer after he was spotted in Italy, Complete Sports reports.

According to Italian journalist Nicolo Schira who is an expert in transfer news, revealed that the Supr Eagles star at the Italian club are in advanced talks.

And it is understood that a deal of five years has been offered for the 21-year-old who has been in for remarkable form for Lille this season.

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