The continent’s football governing body made the decision on Friday in order to protect the health and safety of stakeholders including players, sponsors, match officials and broadcasters. The games were initially fixed to take place between March 25 and March 31 across various countries in the continent. The postponement comes in the wake of the declaration of Covid-19 as a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and following strict travel restrictions by some African countries to contain the spread of the virus.Advertisement “Coronavirus has been declared as a pandemic by WHO. In Africa, only few cases have been reported, but the situation could evolve negatively. Several players, who are supposed to play the next Afcon qualifiers, come from countries which have been severely affected by the virus (Europe, Asia),” the statement read. “Several African governments have taken strong restrictions on travels; lock down, quarantine for people coming from countries affected by the virus. Several clubs refuse now to release their players for the next international matches. “For the above reasons and after studying carefully the current situation, Caf has decided to postpone the Total Africa Cup of Nations 2021 qualifiers, scheduled from 25 to 31 March 2020.” Read Also:Bolaji Sakin, Junior Ajayi move closer to CAF continental titles Earlier this week, Caf disclosed that inter-club competitions would proceed as scheduled while the Nigeria Football Federation boss Amaju Pinnick revealed plans to move Super Eagles’ players via a chartered flight from their respective base in Europe. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted Content10 Stunning Asian Actresses No Man Can Resist7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayPlus-Size Babes Who Will Make Your Heart Race9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest PocketEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much Confederation of African Football (CAF) has postponed this month’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches indefinitely because of the coronavirus.
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