Football: CAF postpones CAN2021 games

Luanda – The games of the third and fourth rounds of the race for the African Nations Cup (CAN2021) in football, were postponed “sine die” by the African Confederation of the sport, due to coronavirus.

In a statement made public on its website, CAF evokes the spread of the coronavirus around the world to justify the measure and announces that the new dates will be known after the situation normalizes.

Thus, the 1st leg match set for 28th March, between Angola and the DRC will no longer be played on the scheduled date. The 2nd “leg’’ was scheduled for the 31st.

In the competition, Angola is included in group D alongside DRC, Gabon and Gambia.

The African Championship is scheduled to be played next year in Cameroon.

The global pandemic caused by the new coronavirus has infected more than 151,000 people worldwide, with more than 5,700 deaths in 137 countries, according to the AFP count based on official data.

In Africa, at least 26 countries report cases of Covid-19. Coronavirus infections have been detected in Rwanda, Mauritania, Namibia, Kenya, Ethiopia, DRC, Namibia, Seychelles, Equatorial Guinea, Central African Republic, among others.

Source: Angola Press News Agency