Afcon 2021 dates changed

20 January 2020 | Sports

The Brave Warriors' Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) 2021 qualifying matches have been brought forward after the Confederation of African Football (CAF) changed the hosting dates from June-July to the beginning of the year.

A letter sent to all CAF member general secretaries on 15 January said following a meeting on Wednesday, the organising committee, including stakeholders, representatives and the host country Cameroon, decided to move the finals dates from the June-July slot to 9 January to 6 February 2021 because of the unfavourable weather in the country at that time of year.

The new dates coincide with the Cameroonian rainy season.

The 2019 tournament in Egypt was the first one to be held in the summer.

Before that, the showpiece had been held in January and February, clashing with the European domestic season.

Cameroon had been scheduled to host the 2019 Cup of Nations but was stripped of the honour in November 2018.

At the time, CAF said the decision had been made because of delays in the progress of Cameroon's preparations.

The tournament was scheduled to take place in June and July but was changed.

It said, consequently, in order to accommodate this change, CAF has decided to modify the dates of the qualifiers of the Total Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021 and the Federation of International Football Associations World Cup, Qatar 2022 qualifiers.

This means the Brave Warriors back-to-back away and home ties against Mali will now be played between 23 and 31 March 2020 instead of 31 August and 08 September, with the away trip to Chad to take place during the 01 to 09 June international break.

The Brave Warriors' final 2021 Afcon qualifier against Guinea at home will now be played during the September international break.

NAMPA

Similar News

 

London can host 2020 Games

2 days ago - 21 February 2020 | Sports

London would be ready to host the 2020 Olympics if the outbreak of the coronavirus forced the Games to be moved from Tokyo, Shaun Bailey,...

Namibians to try out for IberCup

2 days ago - 21 February 2020 | Sports

The Otjomuise Football Academy is inviting aspiring footballers for under-16 and under-19 trials that will begin in Windhoek this weekend. Selected players will...

Nakathila unfazed by new opponent

2 days ago - 21 February 2020 | Sports

The WBO Global junior lightweight title holder Jeremiah 'Lowkey' Nakathila will now have to prepare at short notice for a new opponent in the form...

Kauta, Haingura appeal to CAS

2 days ago - 21 February 2020 | Sports

Patrick Kauta and Mpasi Haingura have petitioned the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) following their disqualification from the presidential election of the Namibia Football...

Shalulile aims for the top

2 days ago - 21 February 2020 | Sports

Namibian forward Peter Shalulile scored for Highlands Park on Wednesday to end a match 2-2 against Bidvest Wits. He converted a penalty in the...

Youth boxers thrill at KBF event

3 days ago - 20 February 2020 | Sports

The Khomas Boxing Federation (KBF) has lauded the boxers who were part of their tournament held over the weekend. The youth championships took place...

Gutsy Atletico given hope

3 days ago - 20 February 2020 | Sports

Liverpool were the victims of an old-fashioned Atletico Madrid masterclass on Tuesday as Diego Simeone's side ground out a 1-0 win in Madrid to give...

NPL's appeal hearing chucked out

3 days ago - 20 February 2020 | Sports

Presiding judge at yesterday's Namibia Premier League and Fifa normalisation committee appeal hearing Dave Smuts dismissed the case, saying the Namibia Football Association (NFA) and...

Footballers, public to protest

3 days ago - 20 February 2020 | Sports

A group of current and former footballers and concerned citizens will march today from Soweto Market in Windhoek to the Namibia Football Association (NFA) house...

Warriors to face Guinea first

4 days ago - 19 February 2020 | Sports

Namibia will face Guinea in their first match in the 2020 African Nations Championship (Chan), which will run from 4 to 25 April.The draw for...

Latest News

Driving the world through knowledge...

2 days ago - 21 February 2020 | People

Ester Kamati Through dedication to his studies, Albin Jacobs matriculated and went on to secure a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Namibia....

Growth is back, says Calle

2 days ago - 21 February 2020 | Economics

Augetto Graig Despite the legislative framework for public private partnerships (PPP) being in place, not a single such project is on the finance ministry books.“Why...

A rock-hard year for Namdeb

2 days ago - 21 February 2020 | Business

Jo-Maré Duddy – Namdeb Holdings’ profitability tumbled by nearly a third last year with the local mining giant reporting an underlying EBITDA of US$121 million...

Fiercely determined

2 days ago - 21 February 2020 | People

Mariselle StofbergThe most important lesson that life has taught Maria Haufiku is that it does not owe you anything. “You must constantly strive for greatness...

No reprieve for Fishrot 6

2 days ago - 21 February 2020 | Justice

The so-called Fishrot Six yesterday returned to the Windhoek Magistrate's Court, which ordered that they be remanded in custody until 23 April to allow for...

Learners in dire straits

2 days ago - 21 February 2020 | Education

At Sinzogoro Combined School in the Kavango West Region, 130 learners are taught in tents where they sit on the ground to take notes. ...

More people at Fishcor must...

2 days ago - 21 February 2020 | Opinion

While a lot of light has been shone on the so-called Fishrot Six since the fishing quota bribery scandal unfolded late last year, the same...

Making it happen

2 days ago - 21 February 2020 | People

· Mariselle StofbergWindsor Markus believes that you have the power within you to take charge of your life and...

Covid-19: SA at ‘high risk’...

2 days ago - 21 February 2020 | Economics

South Africa, Egypt and Algeria are at high risk of suffering from the deadly coronavirus, a study released Wednesday suggested.The Lancet medical journal reported that...

Load More