The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have scrapped the 2020 flagship women’s competition on the continent, Africa Women’s Cup of Nations.
CAF reached the above-mentioned decision after a crunch meeting by the Executive Committee of the continental body.
The biennial competition was scheduled to be hosted by Congo Republic this year – however they withdrew as hosts with CAF yet to come out with a new host nation prior to today’s decision.
The 2020 Total Women’s Africa Cup Of Nations, would have been the 12th edition of the tournament (14th edition if tournaments without hosts are included) but due to the novel coronavirus the competition has been cancelled.
The 2020 tournament would have been expanded from eight to 12 teams but it appears the decision will not suffice.
36 countries entered for the qualifying stage of the tournament which is the highest in the history of the competition.
Nigeria, the most successful side in the competition boast with 11 African titles and are the defending champions of the competition after beating South Africa in 2018 – hosted by Ghana.