The Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced today, Sunday, the postponement of the draw for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon due to logistical reasons related to the emerging Coronavirus “Covid-19”.
CAF published an official statement on its official website and its account on Twitter, in which it confirmed that the drawing of the lottery was initially scheduled to take place on June 25, 2021.
A new date will be announced in due course.
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 June 25, 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 to make the Total Energies Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021 a successful event and a grand celebration of African football.
23 out of 24 teams qualified for the finals of the African Nations Cup, as follows: Mali, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Malawi, Ghana, Sudan, Gambia, Gabon, Morocco, Mauritania, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Egypt, Comoros, Algeria, Zimbabwe Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Tunisia, Equatorial Guinea, Cote d’Ivoire, and Ethiopia.
It is expected that the Benin national team or Sierra Leone will complete the contract of the qualifiers at a later time after postponing their match, which was scheduled for last March, until further notice.
The postponing was after the Benin team objected to the results of the Coronavirus tests, which proved that 6 of its players were infected and accused Sierra Leone of fraud.