To provide the five World Cup-bound nations on the continent the chance to play better practice matches before the tournament in Qatar, the next round of African Cup of Nations qualifiers, which was scheduled for September, has been postponed.
There are still four rounds left in the Cup of Nations qualifying matches, which began with two rounds of games in June. Matchday three and match day four qualifiers have been moved to March next year, the fifth round to June 2023 while match day six will be played on September 2023.
Senegal, Cameroon, Ghana, Morocco and Tunisia are the African teams who will be playing at the World Cup in Qatar.
This decision came just a month after CAF had postponed the 34th edition of Africa’s biggest football showpiece scheduled to hold in Ivory Coast from June 2023 to January 2024.