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Africa Nations Cup Qualifiers Postponed Over Coronavirus Outbreak

File: A Beninese fan cheers for his staff previous to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) Spherical of 16 soccer match between Morocco and Benin on the Al-Salam Stadium within the Egyptian capital Cairo on July 5, 2019.
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The third and fourth rounds of qualifying this month for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon have been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, the organisers mentioned Friday.

A complete of 48 matches have been scheduled to be performed between Wednesday, March 25 and Tuesday, March 31.

Confederation of African Soccer performing secretary-general Abdel Bah mentioned in a press release that a number of elements led to the postponements.

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These included many African stars being primarily based in European nations which have been severely affected by the virus.

Bah mentioned gamers travelling to Africa may have been quarantined for a number of weeks, and a few European golf equipment had refused to launch African gamers.

New dates haven’t been introduced and one chance is that the ultimate two rounds of qualifying, set for June 1-9 and August 31-September eight, may change from one matchday to 2.

AFP

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