The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced new dates for the 2022 African Cup Of Nations (AFCON) and FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
CAF announced the new dates in a letter it sent to it affiliated Members on Tuesday, 18 August.
The AFCON was initially slated to take place in 2021, but was postponed to 2022 due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, forcing the federation to revise the fixtures for the qualifiers.
Having already seen two games of the qualifiers being played, the qualifiers will resume in November. The 3rd and 4th match days of the qualifiers will be played between November 9 and 17.
The qualifiers will be completed next year, with the 5th and 6th match days to be played between March 22 and 30, 2021.
The qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup will finally begin in May, with the first 2 game-weeks to be played between May 31 to June 15, 2021. The 3rd and 4th will be from August 30 to September 7 and the 5th and 6th from October 4 to 12.
Finally, the play-offs to know the 5 qualifying teams for Qatar will be determined from November 8 to 16, 2021.
CAF added that it is monitoring the situation closely and working with the relevant authorities with regards to hosting of the matches, and will make pronouncements accordingly in the event of developments that will affect playing a match at the designated venue.
Check the letter with the dates below: