Coronavirus the shutdown continues as CAF Postpones AFCON qualifiers indefinitely.

Confederation of African football has postponed AFCON qualifier at all levels indefinitely following the growing concern of the deadly coronavirus.

The world Health Organisation(WHO) had earlier declared the disease a Pandemic.

Cases of coronavirus have been reported in some African countries.

A statement released by CAF on Friday read

“Following the growing concerns of the COVID-19 virus and the declaration by the World Health Organization (WHO) describing it as pandemic, CAF has decided to postpone the following competitions until further notice:

– Total AFCON 2021 Qualifiers: Match Day 3 and 4 of the qualifiers scheduled for 25 – 31 March 2020;


– FIFA Women’s U-20 World Cup Qualifiers: scheduled for 20 – 22 March 2020 and 27- 29 March 2020;

– Total Women’s AFCON 2020 Qualifiers: scheduled for 8-14 April 2020.

The virus has been reported in Egypt, Togo, Cameroon, Nigeria, and Kenya.

As of Tuesday, a total of 95 official cases had been reported on the Continent.

With Sporting Activities around the globe suspended CAF competitions are not an exemption.

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