By Angu Lesley
Football Writer kick442.com-Cameroon
The Confederation of African football, CAF and the Royal Moroccan Football Federation, FRMF, are in talks to decide the future of the 2021 Under-17 AFCON tournament scheduled for March 13th to 31st in Morocco.
According to reports, both institutions are having frank discussions to overcome challenges faced by stakeholders in getting to Morocco for the event during the ongoing Covid-19 period especially with the case of official delegations.
The current situation has provoked Visa delays for some delegations but there are assurances from the FRMF that they will meet health specifications set aside by the health authorities to minimize the spread of the virus.
Reports say, FRMF alongside health authorities are weighing the situation and could propose to CAF to postpone the tournament for one week to ensure all the delegations get their visas for the 12 nations tournament.
The 2021 edition of the 12 nations tournament was initially scheduled for April this year, but brought forward on Morocco’s request.
Unfortunately, in the COVID-19 situation now, the tournament may not happen as planned.
So far, Ivory Coast, Zambia, Senegal, Uganda are already in Morocco for the tournament.
All four nations will have to keep their ears open for a final decision from CAF.
Cameroon’s Under-17 selection just like a handful of others have tried their way out of home for the Moroccan soil, but on two occasions Cameroon has not had some of the administrative clearance (Visas) to move out.
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