THE Confederation of African Football (CAF) Emergency Committee, in consultation with Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) has decided to postpone the CAF qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 that were due to be played next Month (June) 2021, the football governing body in Uganda (FUFA), confirms. This is after taking into consideration the current challenges caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic and the need to ensure the optimal playing conditions for all participating teams.
CAF is the administrative and controlling body for African association football. CAF represents the national football associations of Africa, runs continental, national, and club competitions, and controls the prize money, regulations and media rights to those competitions.
According to a press statement released by CAF today morning, the Qualifiers will now take place in the existing windows of September, October and November 2021, and March 2022.
“CAF is reassessing it’s protocols and processes to enhance the implementation of COVID-19 related protocols, including specifically focusing on pre-match testing which had been the source of challenges in previous windows.” Reads CAF Statement.
CAF communication said full details on the undated match schedule will be provided in due course.