The African Football Federation (CAF) announced that it would move CAN 2021 in Cameroon to 2022.
Algeria has to wait another year to defend the championship CAN title
The health crisis caused by Covid-19 has suspended football activities across most of Africa since March and there is little time left to complete the qualifying match. CAN is scheduled to be held from January 9 to February 6, 2021. However, it is rescheduled for January 2022.
Before CAN 2021, many major tournaments like Euro 2020, Copa America 2020, and Olympic 2020… all had to go back a year due to the Covid-19 epidemic.
On this occasion, the CAF Executive Committee decided Cameroon would be the host of the CAF Champions League 2020 semi-finals and final, and the matches would take place in a single venue in Douala.
The African Cup (CAN) is also considered a football tournament at the continental level. It is of great interest to football fans in the black continent. Blogsoccer.net will help you learn about the tournament through this article.
What is the African Football Championship (CAN)?
The African Football Cup (CAN) or AFCON is the largest soccer tournament available to the African men’s soccer teams. The tournament is run by the African Football Federation (CAF). It was first held in 1957 and took place on a two-year cycle.
The first CAN football tournament took place in 1957 with the participation of 3 teams including Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia. South Africa was also included but was disqualified due to apartheid. The development of the tournament helps the tournament to regularly organize the qualifiers.
By 1998, the number of teams participating in the CAN finals was 16 teams and the format existed until 2017. Since the 2019 tournament, the number of teams has been increased to 24 teams. Besides, the time spent in the tournament is shifting from winter to season summer.
Egypt is the most successful football team with 7 championships. Since the 2013 tournament, CAN has been held on odd years to avoid conflicts with the year of the World Cup.