Confederation of African Football has postponed AFCON 2021 qualifier matches initially scheduled for 25th to 31st March, 2020.
The decision to suspend the matches come on the heels of the recent outbreak of CONVID-19 which has seen other football bodies postpone events.
CAF in its statement said that the match day 3 and 4 of the AFCON qualifiers, FIFA Women U-20 World Cup qualifiers and the Women AFCON 2020 Qualifier would get new dates.
“Following the growing concern of the COVID-19 virus and the latest declaration of the World Health Organization (WHO) describing it as a pandemic. CAF emergency committee has decided to postpone the following matches until further notice:
– Total AFCON 2021 Qualifiers: Match days 3 and 4 of the qualifiers initially scheduled
from 25th to 31st March.
– FIFA Women U-20 World Cup Qualifiers: Initially scheduled from 20-22 March and 27-29 March.
– Total Women AFCON 2020 Qualifiers: Initially scheduled from 8th to 14th April.
Concerning the Total African Nations Championship (CHAN 2020) scheduled in Cameroon from 4th to 25th April, CAF said a delegation from the its Medical Committee is scheduled to visit Cameroon from 14-15 March 2020. The purpose of this mission is to assess all the preventive measures taken by the Local Organizing Committee, a decision will be taken after the inspection visit.
On the other hand, CAF has also decided to postpone the Match Commissioners Workshop scheduled for the 19th & 20th March until further notice.