The Confederation of African Football President, Ahmed Ahmed, has explained reasons for the postponement of the AFCON 2021.
On Tuesday, the Executive Council of CAF took a decision to move the tournament from 2021 to 2022 following the outbreak of the Coronavirus in Africa and the world.
In his interview on Radio Foot Africa, Ahmed Ahmed highlighted on the need for fans to be at the stadium.
“The Africa Cup of Nations for Nations is not just a ball party Al-Qadam, it is also a great African festival, so we did not want to risk organizing it in empty stadiums, especially with the increase in cases of infection with Coruna virus day after day unlike the rest of the continents of the world.”
He continued, “Postponing the nations of Africa 2021 to January 2022, due to the Corona virus, which prevented us from organizing and explained: The qualifiers for this competition, there are four playoffs remaining.”
“After discussing this with all stakeholders in African football, as well as the Cameroonian authorities, we met to take this decision and thus preserve the African Cup of Nations.”