The wide unfold of the deadly virus round the world has made Caf suspend the upcoming international fixtures.
The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has postponed this month’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches indefinitely because of the coronavirus.
The continent’s soccer governing body made the decision on Friday in order to protect the health and protection of stakeholders together with players, sponsors, match officials and broadcasters.
The games were initially fixed to take place between March 25 and March 31 throughout a variety of countries in the continent.
The postponement comes in the wake of the declaration of Covid-19 as a pandemic through the World Health Organisation (WHO) and following strict travel restrictions by some African countries to contain the unfold of the virus.
“Coronavirus has been declared as a pandemic by WHO. In Africa, only few cases have been reported, however the scenario could evolve negatively. Several players, who are supposed to play the next Afcon qualifiers, come from countries which have been severely affected by the virus (Europe, Asia),” the statement read.