The Emergency Committee of the Confederation of African Football [CAF] has postponed the Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers following growing concerns of COVID-19 and the latest declaration of the World Health Organization [WHO] describing it as pandemic.

Below is the full statement issued by CAF on Friday:

Following the growing concerns of the COVID-19 virus and the declaration by the World Health Organization [WHO] describing it as pandemic, CAF has decided to postpone the following competitions until further notice:

– Total AFCON 2021 Qualifiers: Match Day 3 and 4 of the qualifiers scheduled for 25 – 31 March 2020;

– FIFA Women’s U-20 World Cup Qualifiers: scheduled for 20 – 22 March 2020 and 27- 29 March 2020;

– Total Women’s AFCON 2020 Qualifiers: scheduled for 8-14 April 2020.

A new schedule shall be announced in due time.