The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has postponed the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2021, Africa’s main football competition over COVID-19.

In a Friday statement, CAF said that “following the growing concerns of the COVID-19 virus and the declaration by the World Health Organization (WHO) describing it as a pandemic, CAF has decided to postpone the competitions until further notice”.

The matches postponed were scheduled to kick off from 25 to 31 March for Men’s qualifiers and 27-29 March for women’s Under 20 World Cup Qualifiers.

Women’s AFCON 2020 Qualifiers scheduled for 8-14 April have also been postponed.

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