AFCON CAF cancels 2021 Total U17 Cup of Nations due to COVID-19 Resurgence

With few days left to the kick off of the 2021 Total U17 Afric Cup of Nations, CAF has decided that the tournament will no longer hold due to the resurgence of COVID-19.

Preparation was already in top gear for all the teams that qualified before the competition was cancelled on Monday. learnt from  statement signed by CAF Communication Director that the decision was reached after the CAF Emergency Committee meeting on Monday in Rabat Morocco.

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The statement also added that the committee reached the decision due to restrictions on international travel which affects many person.

The statement read as follows;

The CAF Emergency Committee met on Monday, March 08, 2021 in Rabat, Morocco to decide on the holding of the 2021 U17 Total Africa Cup of Nations.

“The Committee was made aware of the constraints faced by some of the participating member associations as well as the host country including the fact that the coronavirus pandemic continues to present significant challenges for the organization of international sporting events.

“Taking into account the cancellation by FIFA of the Under-17 World Cup for which the U-17 CAN was no longer qualifying, the Committee further noted:

• The resurgence of the Covid19 pandemic.

• Increased restrictions on international travel

• Uncertainty about the evolution of the situation

For all these reasons, the Committee decided to cancel the 2021 edition of the Total U17 Africa Cup of Nations.



Henry Usiayo is a practicing journalists with several years of experience covering sport events. He is currently a sport content creator with

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