By Angu Lesley
Sports Writer, kick442.com Cameroon
The date of the African Cup of Nations is now known. According to our sources, the competition will take place in Cameroon from Thursday January 9th to Thursday 6th February 2021.
The teams to participate in the competition are expected to be known by November 9th, 2020 when the qualifiers will be over.
kick442.com understands that it has verified information that the information will be announced by the Confederation of African Football, CAF.
CAF delegates are in Cameroon led by President Ahmad Ahmad.
The delegates are currently holding talks with Cameroon football authorities after which the president will meet the media.
Kick442.com understands the will take place in Cameroon only bringing to an end rumours of a co-hosting the tournament.
The 33rd edition of the Competition will therefore return to a period traditional known for being the Competitions period but for the 2019 edition that took place in the summer.
In one of the recent outings of the current CAF president Ahmad Ahmad,he declared that CAF is considering a shift of the Competitions date from June to January due to climatic reasons.
Cameroon will therefore host the Competition in January, a period with relatively less occurrence of rainfall.
We are tracking all official releases from parties involved, we will bring further updates as soon as we get them.
Cameroon’s minister of Sports, Prof Narcisse Kombi meets the media at 3PM while the CAF boss will do so at 4PM Cameroon.
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