Football Kenya top officials Nick Mwendwa and Francis Kimanzi have acclaimed their support for Caf on postponing the 2021 Africa Nations Cup by a year.
This was announced through a virtual meeting that the Africa Cup of Nations will be staged in 2022, due to the Covid-19 outbreak which has left more than half a million infections so far. “We are now living at a time where our health is the priority” Caf president explained.
Cameroon will remain as hosts of the 24-nation competition with Yaounde and Douala cities expected to host most of the matches.
“It (postponing the tournament) is the only logical solution because there is not enough time to compete in the remaining qualification matches,” Mwendwa said.
Harambee Stars among the 48 teams set to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations placed currently second in the four-team Group ‘G’ behind Comoros, following draws with Egypt in Alexandria and Togo in Nairobi.