CAF president Ahmad Ahmad announces suspension of all competitions

CAF president Ahmad Ahmad announces suspension of all competitions
CAF president Ahmad Ahmad announces suspension of all competitions

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Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Ahmad Ahmad revealed that all continental competitions will be suspended until further notice.

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to grow in Africa with over 750 confirmed cases, many countries around the continent had already resorted to suspending all football related activities.

Now, as the CAF tries to play its role in preventing the spread of the virus Ahmad Ahmad revealed that both the 2021 AFCON qualifiers and the 2020 CHAN are officially suspended.

“The CAF organizes football, the number one passion of the our content but it also goes beyond this. It participates in the development and prevention of any threats against Africa and humanity. It needs to be a symbol of progress,” said Ahmad.

“Which is why in order to take our responsibilities and prevent the spread of the virus, we have deiced to postpone all competitions including the 2021 AFCON qualifiers and the 2020 CHAN along with the 42nd CAF General Assembly until an unspecified date.

“The CAF staff has been suggested to work from hime since this morning until at least the end of March.

“I understand the disappointment of millions of our African fans but the health and security of the players, officials, partners but most importantly fans are our priority.

“This sanitary crisis is to be written in the history books as it is a fight even nation is taking part in. And I hope to see Africa playing an exemplary role,” he continued.

These decisions also include CAF club competitions where three Egyptian clubs have reached the semi-finals, with Al Ahly and Zamalek in the CAF Champions League as well as Pyramids FC in the Confederation Cup.

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