CAF postpones AFCON 2021 draw due to Covid-19 pandemic fears

Mahmoud Elassal , Sunday 6 Jun 2021

The draw was initially scheduled to be held in Cameroon on 25 June

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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) decided on Sunday to postpone the draw of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations finals amid fears of Coronavirus.

 The draw of the AFCON 2021 finals draw was initially scheduled to be held in Cameroon on 25 June.

"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," read a statement on CAF official website on Sunday.

CAF also announced that the new date for the AFCON 2021 draw will be announced in due course.

Cameroon will host the finals of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations from 9 January till 6 February 2022 with participation of 24 teams.

Egypt has qualified for the 2021 AFCON as leaders of Group G with 12 points after winning three matches and drawing in the other three.

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