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    CAF Cancels 2021 AFCON Qualifiers Over Coronavirus


    The coronavirus has literally brought the world down on its knees, forcing the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to postpone the next round of matches of the Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers scheduled for this month. This means the match Black Stars have against Sudan which was slated for Cape Coast on March 27 and in Omdurman three days after have been cancelled. CAF in a statement confirming the postponements said its priority remains the safety of all its stakeholders including players, officials, sponsors, and broadcasters. ‚ÄúFor 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,‚ÄĚ the statement said. ‚ÄúWe will also share with you a proposal for a new calendar that will be communicated on a second step, according to the evolution of the coronavirus situation.


    ‚ÄúPlease rest assured that CAF is always in contact with WHO, in order to get updated reports on Africa‚Äôs situation, and CAF Medical Committee is carrying as well many inspection visits to the countries hosting the Final Tournaments‚ÄĚ.

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