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CAF announces the approaching announcement of the postponement of the African Cup of Nations


Veron Mosengo Omba, Secretary-General of the Confederation of African Football, announced in statements to the BBC that the 2025 African Cup

Wed 05 Jun 2024 | 11:46 PM
CAF announces the approaching announcement of the postponement of the African Cup of Nations
CAF announces the approaching announcement of the postponement of the African Cup of Nations
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Veron Mosengo Omba, Secretary-General of the Confederation of African Football, announced in statements to the BBC that the 2025 African Cup of Nations may be postponed, acknowledging a major crisis in the availability of adequate availability as a result of conflicting dates, especially with the 2025 Club World Cup scheduled to be held in the United States. United States of America.

The Africa Cup of Nations was scheduled to be held in June 2025, but it has come into conflict with the expanded Club World Cup, which includes 32 teams, and is scheduled to be held in the United States from June 15 to July 13.

Veron Mosengo Omba, Secretary-General of the Confederation of African Football, revealed to the BBC that the Africa Cup of Nations may be rescheduled, acknowledging the pressing issue of scheduling conflicts, but so far no final decision has been made regarding the postponement.

Mosengo Omba highlighted concerns over the welfare of the players, and questioned the feasibility of the players participating in the Club World Cup and the Africa Cup of Nations respectively. “For the men, we have to make sure that the dates we choose will be in the best interests of the players,” Mosengo Omba said.

"For this, we need to balance different aspects and also discuss with our partners and then finalize the dates. Scheduling is a nightmare for everyone," he continued.

Unlike the men's Africa Cup of Nations, CAF has faced criticism for failing to set dates for the 2024 Women's Africa Cup of Nations, which is also scheduled to be held in Morocco.

Mosengo Omba confirmed that the date for the women's tournament will be announced by the end of the month, indicating a possible postponement to the following year due to the teams' participation in the Olympic Games.