Saturday Mar 21, 2020. 13:00
The Confederation of African Football [CAF] has said that all continental competitions have been suspended until further notice.
The Coronavirus epidemic has already caused most of Africa to stop football-related activities, but CAF president Ahmad Ahmad has stated that both the 2021 AFCON qualifiers and the 2020 CHAN are officially suspended.
“The CAF organises football, the number one passion of the our content but it also goes beyond this. It participates in the development and prevention of any threats against Africa and humanity. It needs to be a symbol of progress,” said Ahmad, as quoted by KingFut.
“Which is why in order to take our responsibilities and prevent the spread of the virus, we have decided to postpone all competitions including the 2021 AFCON qualifiers and the 2020 CHAN along with the 42nd CAF General Assembly until an unspecified date.
“The CAF staff has been suggested to work from home since this morning until at least the end of March.
“I understand the disappointment of millions of our African fans but the health and security of the players, officials, partners but most importantly fans are our priority.
“This sanitary crisis is to be written in the history books as it is a fight even nation is taking part in. And I hope to see Africa playing an exemplary role,” he concluded.
This decision includes the CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup.