Caf Set To Make A Decision On The Fate Of Afcon 2021
Ahmad Ahmad, the President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), is set to consult with member bodies, including the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), on how best to go about the suspended 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Ahmad believes that any hypothesis of another cancellation due to the COVID-19 pandemic is premature, adding he will discuss with other football associations on the way forward.
Nigeria was scheduled to face the Squirrels of Benin in the qualifiers but as with other games, it was called off.
Speaking with BeINSports Ahmad shared:
"For us, it is too early to speak or decide on the rest of the competitions
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. Today, the priority is to consult with member associations and with FIFA to find solutions to support football at the level of clubs, federations as well as national teams,
"We are almost in June. The question we should be asking now is whether we shall be able to complete the qualifying matches in time."
There have been serious doubts if the qualifiers can be completed during the three FIFA window with many African and European clubs yet to resume their leagues.
Three FIFA windows (September, October and November 2020) remain available for the four qualifiers that remain to be played.
It, therefore, raises the tough question if the AFCON 2021 will go ahead in Cameroon as planned.