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African football chiefs hold talks over cancellation of 2022 Africa Cup of Nations due to Omicron Covid-19 variant’

African football chiefs hold talks over cancellation of 2022 Africa Cup of Nations due to Omicron Covid-19 variant’

The Confederation of African Football [CAF]  are reportedly holding talks over cancelling the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations [AFCON] event in Cameroon subsequent month.

 

The Cameroon event is because of begin on January 9 and run till February 6, with a number of Premier League gamers – together with Liverpool duo Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane set to depart their golf equipment mid-season to participate within the competitors.

 

 

According to French information outlet RMC Sport, the Central African Federation (CAF) might announce a cancellation because the Omicron variant continues to ravage the continent. 

 

The event’s organizing committee met with the CAF on the finish of October to unveil their findings in a preparation report for the event. The committee introduced that ‘pressing consideration’ was wanted for the competitors to go forward safely.

 

One of the areas that required pressing consideration was ‘sanitary issues’ referring to the coronavirus pandemic and the welcoming of followers into the Cameroon stadia. However, the identical committee signed off the Organising Agreement between AFCON and Cameroon, which states the event was set to go forward as deliberate.  

 

But there are doubts about staging the event, which is able to be welcome information to Liverpool, who will lose key attacking duo, Salah and Mane, for a key a part of their Premier League title problem, ought to the competitors happen.

 

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