The Confederation of African Soccer (CAF) has requested most of the people to ignore studies making rounds concerning the postponement of subsequent month’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
Naija Information understands there have been studies on the web suggesting this yr’s AFCON video games may very well be moved away from Cameroon following the latest discovery of the brand new Omicron variant of COVID-19.
To keep away from the unexpected, international locations have begun to put journey bans on different international locations, particularly a number of African nations, with Nigeria inclusive.
Some media organisations, Naija Information not inclusive, have advised that the dates of the 24-team AFCON match might change and even the placement be moved, presumably to Qatar.
Responding, nevertheless, to the claims, CAF’s director of communications Alex Siewe mentioned neither his organisation nor main Cameroon officers have mentioned such occasions.
He mentioned: “We are able to’t maintain spending time coping with rumours,” he advised BBC Sport Africa. “We didn’t obtain another message or data from our leaders – nothing equivalent to altering of dates or international locations. We didn’t talk about such throughout all our final conferences.
“We’re on web site. We’re working.”
Africa’s soccer showpiece, which has already been delayed due to the worldwide pandemic, is because of kick off on 9 January in Yaounde with the ultimate on 6 February.
Employees from the CAF arrived in Cameroon this week to arrange the AFCON finals.
“An official delegation from CAF has been launched and common secretary Veron Mosengo-Omba is becoming a member of us in two days,” Siewe added.
The European Membership Affiliation, an unbiased physique that represents golf equipment throughout Europe, has expressed its “deep issues” relating to participant welfare earlier than the match, including that the general public well being scenario continues to deteriorate in an alarming method.
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