9.5 C
Alba Iulia
Thursday, July 2, 2020

2021 AFCON and 2020 CHAN Dates Moved

Sports Feature Sports 2021 AFCON and 2020 CHAN Dates Moved

CAF has moved the 2021 AFCON to another twelve months to January 2022.

The CAF executive committee decision comes in the wake of the backlog of 2021 qualifiers following the cancellation of match days 3, 4 and 5 over the last three months due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Zambia were due to play Botswana at home on March 26 and away on March 28 and host Algeria on June but that fell through due to the pandemic.

With four games left to play, Chipolopolo are bottom of Group H on zero points, six behind leaders Algeria while Zimbabwe have 4 points and Botswana are third with 2 points.

“After consultation with stakeholders and taking into consideration the current global situation, the tournament has been rescheduled for January 2022. The date for the final tournament and the remaining matches of the qualifiers will be communicated in due course,” CAF said in a statement.

Cameroon are the hosts of the next edition of the AFCON.

Meanwhile, the CHAN 2021 finals that were supposed to be also staged in Cameroon last April will now be played in January 2021.

Zambia, who qualified for 2020 CHAN, are in Group D alongside Guinea, Tanzania and Namibia.

But CAF has not given an update on the commencement of this October’s 2022 FIFA World Cup group qualifiers.

Zambia are in Group B with Tunisia, Mauritania and Equatorial Guinea in a battle that will see the group winner advance to the final knockout qualifying stage.

However, the 2020 Women’s AFCON has been cancelled but CAF confirmed that the inaugural club competition of the CAF Women’s Champions League has been approved.

And CAF’s junior football committee will convene to draft the 2021 U17 and U20 AFCON qualifiers.

[Read 481 times, 11 reads today]

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -
Loading...

Latest News

MID-WEEK PRO’S HIT LIST

Here are selected briefs from mid-week action by our foreign-based players. TANZANIA Midfielder Clatous Chama scored retaining league champions Simba...

UPND Objects to the Proposals Presented by ECZ on the 2021 Elections

The United Party for National Development (UPND) has expressed concern over a number of proposals by the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) ahead of...

HH and his team storm National Registration office to demand Answers for the “Selective Issuance of NRCs”

The United Party for National Development (UPND) Leader Haikainde Hichilema yesterday stormed the National Registration office to seek answers on why there is...

Youth Indaba set for today at Mulungushi International Conference

The government will today hold a Youth Forum at Mulungushi International Conference Centre in Lusaka aimed at coming up with a road map on...

Chicago’s Reloaded at East Park Mall will remain closed

The Lusaka City Council Liquor Licensing Committee has resolved that Chicago’s Reloaded at East Park Mall will remain closed pending determination of the matter...

More Articles In This Category

- Advertisement -
[Read 25 times, 1 reads today]