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AFCON 2021: CAF Holds Talks With NFF, Others

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The COVID-19 outbreak has left various sports competitions across the world on hold with several clubs undergoing self-isolation as a precautionary step to prevent the spread of the virus.

However, it will be recalled that the  Confederation of African Football (CAF), had earlier postponed the 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifiers for Nigeria and other countries.

Speaking on the way forward, the President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Ahmad Ahmad, has said he will consult with member bodies, including the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), on how best to go about the suspended 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

While rumours of a possible postponement of the continental showpiece have swelled in recent days, Ahmad believes that any hypothesis of another cancellation is premature, adding he will discuss with other football associations on the way forward.

Nigeria was scheduled to face Squirrel of Benin in the qualifiers but the much-anticipated encounter was called off due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

“For us, it is too early to speak or decide on the rest of the competitions. 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,” the CAF boss said.

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