CAF waiting for clear ‘visibility’ from experts to schedule competitions – Baffoe


The deputy general secretary of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Anthony Baffoe has said the institution will not be in a hurry to have active football amidst the challenge presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Baffoe was making a presentation during a webinar on Wednesday discussing, “How COVID-19 is impacting African Football players and Clubs”

The deputy general secretary made it clear that lives are very important here and CAF will not be in a hurry to have competitions like the Africa Nations Championship, Africa Cup of Nations or even Champions League before they get clearance from other stakeholders.

He said CAF is waiting for better visibility and clearance from stakeholders like the World Health Organization and even for the governments to open borders.

The emergence of COVID-19 in March forced CAF to postpone all the competitions including the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers and the CHAN tournament among others.

BBC’s Mimi Fawaz moderated the webinar which also has other speakers; Felix Anyansi-Agwu (Enyimba Intl. F.C. Chairman), Geremi Njitap (FIFPRO Africa President), Gonçalo Almeida (Former FIFA Counsel & CEO ADA) and Hicham El Amrani (Former CAF General Secretary & CEO HEA Sports).

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