The 2021 African Cup of Nations, which has already been postponed for a year, could simply be canceled according to some rumors in recent days.
While Cameroon is actively organizing to host the AFCON for the second time in its history, we learn that the competition could once again be canceled.
On Wednesday, December 15, the French television channel RMC Sport reported that “several national coaches have heard about this possibility without an official decision being announced to them at the moment”.
CAF is facing dissatisfaction of certain clubs, mainly English, who would like to be able to keep their players on British soil in the coming weeks since the African players called up by their national teams will have to be in quarantine upon arrival to UK, this which would therefore deprive the clubs of their players for longer …
oppositions to the rumours
However, in an interview with L’Equipe, the vice president of the Guinean football federation, Sega Diallo, said the information was not up to date.
“I am lucky to have taken up my duties recently and I had yesterday (Monday), via videoconference, Veron Mosengo, the boss of African football from Yaoundé. the decisions of our Federation within the framework of the preparation of the AFCON. And he is precisely there to manage the last details and put everything in place for the start. There is no need to worry about the holding of the AFCON, it will take place. The 24 qualifiers will be present on the 9th to start this sublime competition, “he said.
Indeed, due to the health situation, a strict protocol had been put in place. To go to the stadium during the competition, you will automatically need a health pass valid for one week for the vaccinated people, or a negative test of less than 24 hours. This concerns both the competing teams and the spectators.
The African Cup of Nations usually takes place every two years, but this 33rd edition had to be postponed from 2021 to 2022 due to constraints linked to the Coronavirus pandemic. For now, the official date for this competition is January 9 to February 6, 2022.
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