Former Nigerian international Mutiu Adepoju has applauded the decision of the Confederations of African Football to postpone the 2021 African Cup of Nations earlier scheduled to be hosted by Cameroon.
The CAF Executive Committee reached an agreement to push the tournament forward by twelve months on Tuesday, no thanks to the ongoing global pandemic which has left various sporting activities around the world crippled.
The African football governing body however believed it will be wise to shift the prestigious championship along with African Women Championship and other tournaments by another twelve months, to allow teams and countries to recover from the negative effects of the pandemic.
Adepoju who won the tournament in 1994 with Nigeria, has now praised the development, he believes shifting the tournament to 2022 is the best decision from the Ahmad Ahmad led Excos.
“I was wondering about d kind of magic CAF would perform to host 2021 AFCON, but with this postponement, there is more time for effective planning for the hosts, while countries would have enough time prepare. And by then, players would really be in their best shape. Good decision from CAF.” He said.
Meanwhile, CAF also confirmed that the maiden edition of Africa Women’s Champions League will begin next year.
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