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Africa Cup of Nations: Cameroon 2021 dates “to be decided”

The AFCON 2021 date are yet to be confirm says CAF.

The announcement raises the possibility of the tournament returning to its previous schedule of January/February

CAF say the tournament which will be hosted by Cameroon is due to weather conditions in the country but a move would also avoid a clash with the newly relaunched Club World Cup.

Cameroon will also the hosts,the 2020, African Nations Championship(CHAN), for locally-based players, which will take place in April.But an April Nations Cup would clash with the end of the European club season, so is unlikely be an option.

Due to this CAF will make a decision on the joint dates.The news was one of a number of decisions made at CAF’s Executive Committee meeting in Cairo on Thursday.

CAF confirmed its decision to cancel its long-term media rights contract with French company Lagardere, which CAF says is legally required.

Lagardere has previously said it would challenge the decision or demand “a significant amount of cash”.

The governing body also called for bids to host the 2019 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations, which is still without a host after Congo Brazzaville pulled out.

CAF have announced the return of an award for players based on the continent.

There hasn’t been one since 2017, but the Executive Committee announced a new trophy for the best player featuring in the continent’s inter-club competitions – the African Champions League and Confederation Cup.

BY: ISSAC MORTEY

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