Africa’s football administering body CAF has reportedly postponed the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations last draw.
According to CompleteSports, it was declared in a statement released on CAF’s true site on Sunday.
The draw was booked for June 25 in Yaounde, the capital city of the competition’s host country.
Yet, on Sunday, CAF said the deferment was because of “logistical reasons related to the Covid-19 pandemic” and another date would be declared at the appointed time.
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“At the request of CAF, the Cameroon Local Organizing Committee (LOC) has agreed to postpone the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021 final draw for logistical reasons related to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“The draw was initially scheduled for 25 June 2021 and a new date will be announced in due course.
“CAF continues to work together with its partners, the Cameroon government and the LOC with the objective of making theTotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021 a successful event and a great celebration of African football.”
It woule be recalled that the 2021 AFCON has already been put back a year because of the pandemic.
CAF last month postponed the resumption of the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers, which had been scheduled for the opening weeks of June, blaming the Covid-19 pandemic.
The group phase of African qualifiers for the World Cup is now due to start in September.
The Super Eagles will be one of the 24 countries that will participate at next year’s AFCON.