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JUST IN: CAF Postpones 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification Matches

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has released a statement announcing the postponement of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifications matches.

Africa was set to begin its qualification in June this year and finish off in September.

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CAF Emergency Committee in consultation with FIFA took the decision to postpone the qualification matches after taking into consideration the current challenges caused by COVID-19.

The matches have been pushed backward to October 2021, November 2021, and March 2022 respectively.

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CAF said it is reassessing its protocols and processes to enhance the implementation of COVID-19 related protocols.

This specifically includes focusing on pre-match testing which had been the source of some challenges in the previous windows.

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The postponement will also give countries the opportunity to adequately prepare themselves for the matches. Below is the released statement :

Credit: Mutala Yakubu