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Coronavirus: CAF Postpones all Qualifying Matches Indefinitely

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has postponed all the scheduled qualifying matches slated between 25-31 March, 2020, due to the fast spreading coronavirus.

The Football organizing body made the announcement on Friday.

The satement said the body was forced to make the changes following the growing concerns of the COVID-19 virus and the declaration by the World Health Organization (WHO) describing it as a pandemic.

“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,” CAF explained.

It listed the affected matches and competition as – Total AFCON 2021 Qualifiers: Match Day 3 and 4 of the qualifiers scheduled for 25 – 31 March 2020;

Other matches affected are the FIFA Women’s U-20 World Cup Qualifiers: scheduled for 20 – 22 March 2020 and 27- 29 March 2020; the Total Women’s AFCON 2020 Qualifiers: scheduled for 8-14 April 2020.

CAF explained that a new date for the affected matches will be announced in due time.

Meanwhile, the Super Eagles of Nigeria were meant to host Liberia at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba on Friday, 27th March, before flying to Freetown to confront the Leone Stars at the Siaka Stevens Stadium in the return fixrures four days later.

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