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CAF Sets New Date for Final Draw of 2021 Africa Cup of Nations

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The final draw for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, initially scheduled for the 25th of June, will now take place within the first 15 days of August.A few days ago, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced in a press release that the draw will no longer be held on June 25 due to “logistical reasons” caused by the COVID-19.

“The draw will take place during the first half of August. The exact date will be communicated very quickly,” said Secretary-General of CAF Veron Mosengo-Omba during a press briefing he held, June 15, in Yaounde, the capital city of Cameroon.

The official also denied any intention to relocate the CAN 2021, confirming that the competition will indeed take place in Cameroon. “AFCON will be organized here in this country [Cameroon] in January next year,” he noted as he expressed his wish for a successful tournament. “We have to work together to deliver an AFCON that will be the first of its kind in the continent,” Mosengo-Omba stated.
The Secretary-General concluded by congratulating Cameroon for its level of preparedness to host the continental competition.

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