The executive committee of the Confederation of Africa Football has moved the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations to January 2022 after deliberations in its latest meeting.
The 33rd AFCON Tournament which was originally scheduled for June 2021 was initially moved to January 2021 due to rainy weather conditions in Cameroon.
The decision of the CAF executive committee was becuase many Africa Countries were still battling with the novel Coronavirus pandemic which has struck the entire world.
The AFCON competition held every two years was last held in 2019 in Egypt, and qualifiers for the next tournament was underway before the virus struck the World.
With 4 matches to end the qualifiers, and a little time remaining, CAF had no choice but to maove the competition a year ahead to allow for countries to adjust their domestic calender.
Earlier on FIFA had canceled the international match calender for September for Africa countries, a decision that means teams in Africa could not get to play their qualifiers and friendly games