Africa Soccer CAF break silence over rumours of AFCON 2021 possible move to Qatar


Confederation of African Football (CAF) has issued a strong response to the rumours claim next month’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON 2021) could be shifted to Qatar.

The news gained field these last days following the discovery of Omicron variant of the Covid-19 with traveling restrictions on some countries.

The fact that Nigeria which is a neighboring country to Cameroon has been added to the red-list of the United Kingdom, just added fuel to speculations.

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However, it’s false and CAF has debunked such reports through the voice of its director of communications Alex Siewe.

“We can’t keep spending time dealing with rumours,” he told BBC Sport Africa.

“We did not receive any other message or information from our leaders – nothing such as changing of dates or countries. We did not discuss such during all our last meetings.”

“We are on site. We are working.”

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