AFRICAN SOCCER: CAF releases dates and hosts for upcoming championships

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At its meeting in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt on 27- 28 September 2018, the CAF Executive Committee, chaired by CAF President Ahmad Ahmad, took the following decisions:

I. Regarding the Total Africa Cup of Nations, Cameroon 2019:
✅ The Total Africa Cup of Nations with its new-24 team format will be held from 15 June to 13 July 2019.

II. The schedule of other upcoming CAF competitions has been validated as follows:
a. Total Africa Cup of Nations, Cote d’Ivoire 2021:

b. Total African Nations Championship, Ethiopia 2020:
✅The dates of the final tournament will be discussed with the Ethiopian authorities due of meetings of the African Union scheduled at the same time.

c. Total U-23 Africa Cup of Nations, Egypt 2019:
✅ Final tournament date: 8 – 22 November 2019

d. Total U-20 Africa Cup of Nations, Niger 2019:
✅Final tournament date : 2 – 17 February 2019
✅Qualified teams : Burkina Faso, Burundi, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Niger

e. Total U-17 Africa Cup of Nations, Tanzania 2019:
✅ Final tournament date : 14 – 28 April 2019
Qualified teams: Angola, Cameroon, Guinea, Morocco, Nigeria, Uganda, Senegal and Tanzania
✅Final Draw to be done on 20 December 2018 in Tanzania

f. Total Women’s Africa Cup of Nations, Ghana 2018:
✅Final tournament: 17 November – 1 December 2018
✅Qualified teams : Algeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Mali, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia and Ghana

g. Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations, Egypt 2018:
✅Final tournament : 8 – 14 December 2018
✅Qualified teams: Cote d’Ivoire, Libya, Madagascar, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania and Egypt

h. Youth Olympic Games, Buenos Aires 2018:
✅Futsal was chosen by FIFA as the football discipline for the Youth Olympic Games to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
✅Final tournament: 7 – 18 October 2018
✅Qualified teams: Egypt for the men’s tournament and Cameroon for women.

III. Designation of host countries for upcoming competitions:
a. Total Women’s AFCON 2020 : Congo
b. Futsal AFCON 2020 : Morocco
c. Total U-20 AFCON 2021 : Mauritania
d. Total U-17 AFCON 2021 : Morocco
e. Total CHAN 2022 : Algeria


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