Qualifying suits for the 2023 Africa Cup of countries which had been scheduled for September have been driven lower back to March next year to assist the continent’s teams put together for the arena Cup in Qatar, AFP found out on Thursday.
The choice to postpone the qualifiers was eased while the finals, at the start scheduled to be held in June and July 2023 in Ivory Coast, were postponed to early 2024 in a bid to keep away from the wet season.
“The postponement of the Cup of nations supplied a possibility to reschedule the last qualifying fits,” a file addressed to the members of the executive committee of the CAF, which has been visible via AFP, outlined. “It additionally makes it possible to set up dates in September to international friendly matches to put together for the arena Cup.”
Senegal, the 2022 Cup of countries winner, Cameroon, Ghana, Morocco and Tunisia have certified for the arena Cup so that you can take area in Qatar from 21 November to 18 December.
The 1/3 and fourth rounds of qualifying for the 2024 Cup of countries are scheduled on March 2023, match days 5 and six could be held in June with the sixth day set for September. the primary rounds have been finished in June this year.