Morocco pulled out from hosting the U-17 Afcon Championship

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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has cancelled the 2021 U-17 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) scheduled to take place in Rabat, Morocco, due to an increase in the COVID-19 infection in the country.

 

The CAF Emergency Committee met on Monday, March 08, 2021 in Rabat, Morocco to decide on the holding of the 2021, U-17 Total Africa Cup of Nations.

 

The Committee was made aware of the constraints faced by some of the participating member associations as well as the host country including the fact that the coronavirus pandemic continues to present significant challenges for the organization of
international sporting events.

 

The tournament was slated to kick off on Saturday, March 13 till the end of the month.

 

Golden Eaglets of Nigeria were meant to begin their campaign against Tanzania on Sunday.

 

Senegal, Cote’d Ivoire, Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia, are already in the north African nation for the championship.

 

This will be the second time Morroco will be pulling out of hosting a tournament organised by CAF.

 

In 2015, Morocco withdrew from hosting the AFCON due to the widespread of Ebola.

 

There are however rumours that CAF has already reached out to Tanzania to serve as emergence hosts to the championship.

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