AFCON Qualifiers: Rest Of Matches Have Now Been Postponed

The next round of African Cup of Nations qualifiers in September 2022 have been postponed to make way for the continent’s five World Cup-bound teams the chance for better preparatory matches before the start of the competition in Qatar. The Confederation of African Football affirmed this on Sunday July 31.

The postponement had been quieted for some weeks, particularly after the date for the next Cup of Nations finals in the Ivory Coast was also rescheduled from June one year from now to January 2024.

Senegal coach Aliou Cisse was among the more vocal pundits of the apparatuses, which implied his team (Senegal) would have to play two Cup of Nations qualifiers, home and away against Mozambique, in the last open door in September when they wanted to play against other teams from different continents ahead of the World Cup.

Senegal are expected to announce alternative fixtures soon.

Cameroon, Ghana, Morocco and Tunisia are the other African teams who will be playing at the World Cup finals.

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The Cup of Nations qualifiers, what began with two rounds of matches in June, actually have four rounds remaining.

CAF said matchday three and matchday four qualifiers have been moved to Mar. 20-28 one year from now, the fifth round to June 12-20 2023 while match day six will be played on Sep. 4-12 2023.

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