Regardless of proceeding with uncertainty about the landmass’ football due to coronavirus, the Confederation of African Football (Caf) is as yet organizing a January start for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.
The tournament in Cameroon is covered in question when many rivalries will continue across the landmass, where just a handful of leagues are in operation.
Caf itself has yet to affirm a restart date for any of its pandemic tournaments, with Cameroon being Africa ‘s 6th most exceedingly terrible affected nation with almost 10,000 revealed cases.
Four of the six qualifyings adjustments for the Nations Cup despite everything have to be held.
“The Africa Cup of Nations is as yet planned for Cameroon from 10 January to 8 February 2021. That is liable to change as the Cup of Nations is as yet being evaluated, and the Executive Committee will make the final choice soon,” Samson Adamu, Director of rivalries at Caf, told BBC Sport Africa.
The acting secretary-general of Caf, Abdel Bah, told Cameroon media last week that ‘facilitating the Nations Cup next January remains the number one goal for Caf amid considerations.’
Nonetheless, if qualifying doesn’t take place in the October and November international windows (playing two adjusts each month), it is improbable that the expanded 24-team tournament will take place in seven months.
Rounds three and four of qualifying, with the penultimate round in early June and the final round between 31 August-8 September, ought to have been played in March.
Be that as it may, all these dates were canceled due to the coronavirus, whose genuine impact on Africa remains uncertain in several nations because of a lack of research.
In the event that the Nations Cup were to be moved, the opposition will be the third time the date had changed-after its initial January-February 2021 date had been rescheduled for June-July 2021 after Caf eventually ruled against playing in the European season.