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AFCON draw to no longer hold June 25 as CAF seeks new date



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The draw for the next edition of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) will no longer hold this month as initially planned.

This is coming after Africa’s football governing body, CAF announced the postponement of the draw in an official statement on Sunday.

The draw was scheduled for June 25 in Yaounde, the capital city of Cameroon, where the tournament will be holding next year.

In the statement, CAF said the postponement was due to “logistical reasons related to the Covid-19 pandemic” and that a new date would be announced in due course.

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“At the request of CAF, the Cameroon Local Organizing Committee (LOC) has agreed to postpone the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021 final draw for logistical reasons related to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The draw was initially scheduled for 25 June 2021 and a new date will be announced in due course.

“CAF continues to work together with its partners, the Cameroon government and the LOC with the objective of making theTotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021 a successful event and a great celebration of African football.”

The 2021 AFCON was initially billed to hold in January, but was pushed a year forward due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Nigeria’s Super Eagles are one of the 24 teams that will participate at next year’s tournament.

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