Following the recent discovery of the newest form of COVID-19(Omicron), the Confederation of African Football (Caf) has refuted rumors that the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) could be moved away from Cameroon next month.
Several governments have imposed travel restrictions for many African countries as a result of the new variation, with Nigeria, which borders Cameroon, being the most recent to be added to the UK’s’red list.’
Some media outlets have claimed that the 24-team tournament’s dates or even s
Some media outlets have claimed that the 24-team tournament’s dates could be changed and the host country may also change.
According to Alex Siewe, the director of communications for the Caf, neither this organization nor top Cameroonian officials have mentioned such instances..
“We can’t keep spending time dealing with rumours,” he told BBC Sport Africa.
“We did not receive any other message or information from our leaders – nothing such as changing of dates or countries. We did not discuss such during all our last meetings.”
“We are on site. We are working.”
The 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, which was postponed due to the global epidemic, is set to begin on 9 January in Yaounde and conclude on 6 February.
The African Football Confederation (CAF) has arrived in Cameroon to organize the Afcon finals.
“An official delegation from Caf has been released and general secretary Veron Mosengo-Omba is joining us in two days,” Siewe added.
The European Club Association, an independent body which represents clubs across Europe, has expressed its “deep concerns” regarding player welfare before the tournament, adding that the public health situation “continues to deteriorate in an alarming manner”.
Nigeria are grouped alongside Egypt, Sudan and Guinea Bissau in group d.