The flagship competition of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Africa Cup of Nations has been rescheduled to 2022.
The 33rd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations which was billed for January next year was officially postponed after a meeting by the Executive Council of the continental body.
The expected decision from CAF was born out of the novel coronavirus pandemic which struck the continent earlier in the year – which has disrupted the football calendar including the qualifiers of the biennial tournament.
The competition, which has been won by Ghana on four occasions, would have been staged in Cameroon within January/February 2021.
Algeria, the Desert Foxes are the defending champions of the competition after edging Senegal in the finals last year.