The Confederation of African Football (CAF) is reportedly close to cancelling the 33rd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, slated for Cameroon early next year.
According to information reported by the authoritative RMC Sport in France, the continent’s football governing body has begun engaging stakeholders, and it could announce the decision to cancel the competition in the coming hours.
While the official decision has not yet been communicated, the reason for the cancellation can be linked with the organizational difficulties related to Covid-19 and its new Omicron variant.
The potential cancellation would be good news to many English clubs who have not hidden their discontent with losing important players in the coming weeks.
African players called up by their respective national teams are expected to observe a quarantine upon their return to the UK, which would force the various clubs to be deprived of their services for a longer period.