CAF have announced that the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) will now take place in winter during club competitions.
Since 1960, AFCON was always held during winter or spring mainly due to climate reasons and conflict with other international tournaments or club competitions.
This was changed last year when Egypt, who crashed out of the tournament after a 1-0 defeat to South Africa in the round of 16, hosted the first AFCON to take place during summer in 60 years.
CAF president, Ahmad Ahmad hinted last month that the AFCON date could return to the old January date format.
It is now confirmed that the 2021 AFCON, set to take place in Cameroon, will begin on January 9 all through to 6th of February.
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