By Angu Lesley
Football Writer, kick442.com-Cameroon
The president of the Confederation of African Football, CAF Ahmad Ahmad has announced that the 2021 AFCON tournament for Under-17 footballers has been postponed by a few months, kick442.com can report.
CAF took the decision during its Executive Committee meeting on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, as announced by the Malagasy.
Speaking during the post Excom presser, president Ahmad revealed that the competition which usually serve as a World Cup qualifiers has been moved from April 2021 to July of the same year, in Mauritania.
“The Under-17 AFCON has been postponed to July 2021 as the World Cup tournament will take place in October 2021,” president Ahmad stated.
Tanzania hosted a successful event in 2019 which ended with Cameroon as Champions.
Cameroon, Angola, Nigeria and Senegal picked up the qualification ticket and represented Africa in that competition.
The decision is one of many decisions that the highest football institution in Africa has taken this Tuesday including postponement of the 2021 AFCON tournament to 2022 and cancellation of the 2020 Women’s competition.
Multiple football events on the continent have been perturbed since the outbreak of the Corona Virus pandemic on the African continent in March this year.
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