FIFA have confirmed the upcoming African 2022 FIFA Word Cup Qualifiers have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers for CAF was set to commence next month with several nations in Africa setting out their final preparations.
Bafana Bafana confirmed yesterday that former Cameroon and AFCON 2017 winning coach Hugo Broos will be the man to lead them into Group G with Ghana, Zimbabwe and Ethiopia.
However, the schedule has now been postponed due to the disruptions of the pandemic on the continent, which was confirmed by the World Football Governing Body on Thursday.
“FIFA can confirm that in conjunction with CAF and taking into consideration the current disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to ensure optimal playing conditions for all teams,” the statement read.
“It has been decided to postpone the African qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 that were due to be played in June 2021.
“The qualifiers are now scheduled to take place in the existing windows of September, October and November 2021, and March 2022.”
The Warriors had already confirmed their squad to face South Africa and Ethiopia but will now be subject to change after the confirmation of postponement.
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