The African Football Federation (CAF) has rescheduled the 2022 World Cup qualifying schedule and the 2021 African Football Cup qualifiers. Like the Esports247 fanpage to see the top PES football!
The move comes after CAF decided to move the 2021 African Football Cup Final in Cameroon from Summer (June to July) to Winter (from January to February).
The 2021 African Cup qualifier will start in March this year instead of August as originally planned. Meanwhile, Africa’s 2022 World Cup qualifier has also been postponed to October this year to accommodate the change.
The first two qualifiers for the 2021 African Football Cup will be held in March and June before the final qualifying round takes place from August 31 to September 8. When 24 teams to the 2021 Africa Cup final are determined, the 2022 World Cup qualifiers will begin in October.
The person who is dissatisfied with CAF’s decision to change is Gambia’s coach, Tom Saintfiet.
“It’s absolutely not necessary to make these changes because after the Africa Cup qualifier ends in September, the teams will still have to play in the World Cup qualifiers, so in my eyes that. is an unnecessary move, “Tom Saintfiet told the BBC.
“It was an unnecessary move because it created a lot of problems for us who were planning friendly matches and had agreements with sponsors.
“We had planned to test some players in March and June (in friendly matches) but now that will not be possible before the match against Gabon (European Cup qualifier). Africa 2021) “.
The 2022 World Cup qualifying round for Africa is expected to take place on January 21. And the 2021 African Football Cup finals will start on January 9 due to adverse weather conditions in Cameroon. in June and July.
The 2021 African Cup finals, which means January, will not coincide with the FIFA Club World Cup, held in China in June 2021.