Confederation of African Football (CAF) have announced a new calendar for the 2021 AFCON and the 2022 world cup qualification matches, which were previously canceled due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
African teams are to have a busy schedule of continental football in 2021, with the international qualification games starting from November 2020 to November 2021.
CAF released a statement indicating the AFCON qualifiers to resume in November, initially slated for March 2020 with the world cup qualifiers to begin May 2021.
The CAF Emergency Committee has approved the resumption date for qualifiers of the Total Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021 and the group stage of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
— CAF (@CAF_Online) August 19, 2020
Countries are expected to play round 3 and 4 games from November 7-19 while the final two matches to start from March 22-30 in 2021.
The African cup of Nations to be hosted by Cameroon was to start 30th June 2021 but was postponed to January 2022 and ends in February a year later from the initial agreed date after COVID-19 pandemics destabilize the football calendar.
The world cup qualifiers have been adjusted, and the matches will be held between May 31 and June 15 in 2021.