“CAF” gives the green light to clubs by delaying the arrival of players

The Confederation of African Football announced yesterday that the players participating in the African Nations Cup in Cameroon next month will be allowed to play for their clubs until the third of next January before joining their national teams.
the African Union
It was expected that many players would be absent from the next continental championship because the regulations stipulate that clubs must allow their players to join their national teams 14 days before the date of any continental championship or World Cup.
However, the Confederation of Popular Football agreed that players would continue to play with their clubs during the period between December 27 and January 3, and then join the teams for the African finals, which start on January 9.
This decision will be a source of great relief for the European teams that were supposed to lose the efforts of their players starting from December 27, which is the official date, although some teams arranged for some of their players to continue as long as possible before the continental championship.
In a letter sent yesterday to the International Forum of Leagues and the European Leagues Group, the Confederation of African Football said: “This decision was taken in the spirit of goodwill and solidarity with the affected clubs while acknowledging the fact that these clubs have been negatively affected by the Covid-19 pandemic like bringing together members of the football family.” .
This decision came after criticism by football bodies of the date of holding the African Championship in the middle of the season in Europe, where most of the players participating in the continental tournament play, but the International Federation (FIFA) confirmed that the African Union will provide some facilities for the clubs.

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