CAF POSTPONES AFCON QUALIFYING MATCHES OVER CORONAVIRUS

CAF POSTPONES AFCON QUALIFYING MATCHES OVER CORONAVIRUS

The upcoming Match Day 3 and 4 of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifying series have been postponed on account of the fast spreading coronavirus which ahs also caused a halt to some major international sporting events.

Sports Village Square gathered that CAF has this Friday sent a circular to all member nations in this regard.

The circular is signed by the acting General Secretary, Abdel Bah. It reads in part:

“Following the growing concerns of the COVID-19 virus and the declaration by the World Health Organization (WHO) describing it as pandemic, CAF has decided to postpone the following competitions until further notice:

– Total AFCON 2021 Qualifiers: Match Day 3 and 4 of the qualifiers scheduled for 25 – 31 March 2020;

– FIFA Women’s U-20 World Cup Qualifiers: scheduled for 20 – 22 March 2020 and 27- 29 March 2020;

– Total Women’s AFCON 2020 Qualifiers: scheduled for 8-14 April 2020.

A new schedule shall be announced in due time.”

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