The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has said it will need a few more consultations before deciding on several events.
CAF confirmed the development on Tuesday, following a video conference meeting with various member associations around the continent.
No less than three major competitions faced suspension due to the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak in March. The lingering question has thus been what happens to the CAF Champions League, Confederation Cup, AFCON 2021 qualifiers as well as the CHAN 2020 events?
“In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, CAF on Monday, organized a video-conference meeting with Safety and Security Officers of the affiliated Member Associations and other stakeholders to discuss the impact of the outbreak on the safety and security aspects as far as the football on the continent is concerned,” said CAF’s statement via their website.
“CAF is aware that the impact of COVID-19 on football safety and security will be a phenomenon hence, the need for all concerned to be brought to speed on the possible challenges. Also, to make recommendations on possible steps to be taken by Member Associations before the commencement of football in their respective countries.
“Meanwhile, CAF is monitoring the situation closely and working with the relevant authorities including the Wealth Health Organization (WHO), FIFA amongst others on the impact of the virus on the continent, and will announce developments to our competitions at the appropriate time,” ended the statement.