Draw for Afcon delayed due to Covid-19


The Africa Cup of Nations finals draw which was scheduled for 25 June in Yaounde, Cameroon has been postponed.

The Confederation of African Football [Caf] said on Sunday that the postponement was due to logistical reasons related to the Covid-19 pandemic and a new date would be announced in due course.

The Afcon tournament has already been put back a year because of the pandemic.

“At the request of Caf, the Cameroon Local Organizing Committee (LOC) has agreed to postpone the Total Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021 final draw for logistical reasons related to the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Caf in a statement.

Caf last month postponed the resumption of World Cup qualifiers, which had been scheduled for the opening weeks of June.

The group phase of African qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 tournament is now due to start in September.

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By Ofhani Munyai

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