CAF General Secretary Announces Potential AFCON Rescheduling Amid Scheduling Conflicts

The 2025 men’s Africa Cup of Nations might be postponed to a later date after a “scheduling debacle,” confirmed CAF general secretary Veron Mosengo-Omba.

Originally set for June 2025 in Morocco, this tournament last saw Ivory Coast emerge victorious in February.

Conflict arises with the new 32-squad Club World Cup in the U.S., spanning June 15 to July 13, which includes invites to four African teams.

“We must select dates that favor our players,” Mosengo-Omba stated to BBC Sport Africa.

He emphasized the need to weigh various factors and consult partners before finalizing anything. “Scheduling proves hectic for all involved.”

He also questioned the feasibility of having players compete in the Club World Cup and then bounce straight to AFcon. “Is it fair to the athletes?”

Moreover, Mosengo-Omba hinted at imminent news regarding the 2024 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations’ timing, given its clash with the upcoming Olympic Games.

“The plan was for this year, yet our teams’ Olympic commitments necessitate a new schedule,” he explained.

Discussions are on with UEFA, the European Club Association, and FIFA to pinpoint an appropriate time.

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