Cameroon defender Michael Ngadeu believes that the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations set for Cameroon should be postponed as a preventive measure against the Covid-19 outbreak.
The 2021 AFCON edition had been scheduled to kick off in January next year but there have been reports that it might have to be pushed back to June/July dates.
There have been muted protests on the change of dates as announced by acting CAF Secretary-General Abdel-Moneim Bah but now Ngadeu has publicly voiced his support saying that this was the sensible thing to do.
"The vision of CAF is clear, that is, AFCON should take place in the summer. Because of the weather conditions with the heavy rains in June-July, CAF, in agreement with the Cameroonian authorities, decided to stage the AFCON in January and February," he said.
In January, CAF announced that the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations will start on 9 January after its dates were moved.
The tournament was scheduled to take place in June and July but was changed because of the "unfavourable" weather in the country at that time of year.
The 2019 tournament in Egypt was the first one to be held in the summer.