Acting Secretary General of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Abdelmounaïm Bah has mentioned again the possibility of 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) to be postponed.
Bah refused to rule out the chances of the showpiece being pushed to a further date if the coronavirus pandemic continues to impede football activity on the continent.
This follows CAF’s decision of extending the 2022 World Cup qualifiers to make room for the 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifiers.
“No decision has been taken yet concerning the Nations Cup adjournment,” Bah told Al-Ahram Al-Riyadi in an interview.
“But a decision is still possible. We discussed the matter with Cameroon.”
The AFCON 2021 edition is scheduled to start on 9 January in Cameroon, but its fate remains unclear as countries continue to come to grips with with COVID-19.
Twenty-four teams will participate in the final tournament, including the host country Cameroon who qualified automatically.
All qualifier game of matchdays 3 and 4 that were scheduled for March 2020 were suspended until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.