2019 Africa Cup of Nations: Change of date due to Muslim holy month of Ramadan


The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations has been postponed to enable players to rest after the Muslim heavenly month of Ramadan.

The four-week long occasion will currently commence on June 21 with the last set for July 19 rather than June 15 to July 13.

The change was reported by competition chief and previous Egypt global Mohamed Fadl.

“The choice was taken after solicitations from Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria who need their players to have room schedule-wise to rest after Ramadan,” he said.

The Confederation of African Football has likewise affirmed the draw for the last will be on 12 April.

Ramadan, when Muslims go without sustenance and water from dawn to nightfall, is because of begin toward the start of May until the start of June.

The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations will out of the blue this year happen in the late spring and highlight 24 groups as opposed to sixteen.

Egypt were facilitated the competition to supplant Cameroon, who were deprived of the facilitating rights because of moderate arrangements and security concerns.


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