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Soccer News of Wednesday, 29 June 2022

Source: www.mynigeria.com

CAF considers postponing AFCON 2023 - Report

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The Confederation of African Football (CAF), is considering the possibility of postponing the next edition of the African Cup of Nations billed for Ivory Coast next year.

The continent's flagship tournament is scheduled to hold between June 23 to July 23, 2023.

French daily newspaper, Le Monde reports that CAF is considering rescheduling the 17th edition of the Nations Cup due to the heavy rains and floods which has hit most cities in the Ivory Coast.

CAF believes that holding the competition in the middle of a rainy season is not ideal.

“We are considering it; it is one of the possibilities,” CAF Secretary General Veron Mosengo-Omba, told Le Monde as quoted by soccernet.

“We asked Ivorian meteorologists to report to us on rainfall history in Côte d’Ivoire in June and July, but also to share their projections with us.”

The last edition of the AFCON was delayed due to Covid-19 restrictions, the tournament which was set to take place in 2021 happened in January this year with Cameroon as the host.

The subject will be up for discussion during CAF's 44th Ordinary General Assembly scheduled for August 10 in Arusha, Tanzania.

Senegal won the last edition of the Nation Cup, after defeating seven-time champions Egypt in penalty shootouts.

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