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CAF cancels 2021 Total U17 Africa Cup of Nations

Filed under: Breaking News,Sports |

The Confederation of African Football CAF has cancelled the the Morocco U-17 Africa Cup of Nations.

The cancellation which has happened five days before kickoff is as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Zambia’s U-17 boys were due to play in a mini pre-tournament competition before the start of the AFCON proper which was expected to kickoff on March 13.

Read statement below:

The CAF Emergency Committee met on Monday, March 08, 2021 in Rabat, Morocco to decide on the holding of the 2021 U17 Total Africa Cup of Nations.

The Committee was made aware of the constraints faced by some of the participating member associations as well as the host country including the fact that the coronavirus pandemic continues to present significant challenges for the organization of international sporting events.

Taking into account the cancellation by FIFA of the Under-17 World Cup for which the U-17 CAN was no longer qualifying, the Committee further noted:

• The resurgence of the Covid19 pandemic.

• Increased restrictions on international travel

• Uncertainty about the evolution of the situation

For all these reasons, the Committee decided to cancel the 2021 edition of the Total U17 Africa Cup of Nations.

For further information:
Alexandre Siewe

CAF | Communication director


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