2021 Africa Cup of Nations changed to January due to unfavourable weather


The 2021 Africa Cup of Nations will begin on 9 January after its dates were moved, has Cameroon have declared.

The competition was booked to occur in June and July however was changed on account of the “ominous” climate in the nation at that season.

It implies various Premier League clubs could be without first-cooperative individuals at a vital phase of the period.

The 2019 competition in Egypt was the first to be held in the mid year.

Prior to that, the Cup of Nations had been held in January and February, conflicting with the European local season.

June and July in Cameroon are during the nation’s blustery season.

The change back to a January start implies that the competition won’t conflict with the extended Club World Cup, being held in China in June 2021.

Following a gathering on Wednesday with agents from the Confederation of African Football (Caf), including president Ahmad, the Cameroon Football Federation (Fecafoot) tweeted: “It [2021 Africa Cup of Nations] will be played in Cameroon from 9 January to 6 February, 2021. Date changed for climate reasons at Cameroon’s solicitation.”

Caf’s appointee general secretary Tony Baffoe stated: “We have assessed the time of the challenge as mentioned by the Cameroonian party because of negative climatic conditions during the period at first scheduled.

“In the wake of tuning in to the different contentions and perspectives – and specifically from the Cameroonian meteorological specialists, the mentors and players – the agents of the Afcon sorting out advisory group, which got the command from Caf Executive Committee to take the choice, has conceded this solicitation.

“A definite detailed will be introduced to the individuals from the Executive Committee during its next session on 6 February.”

Cameroon had been booked to have the 2019 Cup of Nations, however were deprived of that respect in November 2018. At the time, Caf said the choice had been gained as a result of postponements in the ground of Cameroon’s arrangements.

After a month, Caf declared that Cameroon had consented to have the 2021 release.


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