African World Cup Qualifiers Postponed

CONCARNEAU, FRANCE – AUGUST 16: Christy Ucheibe of Nigeria is challenged by Patricia Guijarro of Spain during the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018 Quarter Final quarter final match between Spain and Nigeria at Stade Guy-Piriou on August 16, 2018 in Concarneau, France. (Photo by Alex Grimm – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has postponed the first round first leg Under-20 Women’s World Cup qualifying round of matches on the continent due to the ongoing restriction on travel across Africa due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

First round first leg matches were earlier fixed for 3-5 September 2020 with the return leg scheduled for 10-12 September 2020 before been postponed.

The matches were set to serve as a return to international football after the global lockdown caused by Covid-19.

The CAF website said “The revised fixtures for the qualifiers will be announced in due course after consultation with the various stakeholders.

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Two teams will qualify to represent Africa at the final tournament from 20 January – 6 February 2021 in Costa Rica and Panama.

Meanwhile, CAF is monitoring the situation closely and working with the relevant authorities with regards to hosting of the matches, and will make pronouncements accordingly in the event of developments that will affect playing a match at the designated venue.”

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