African Nations Cup to kick off in Cameroon January 9

The next edition of Africa Cup of Nations tournament will be played in Cameroon from January 9 to February 6, 2022, the Confederation of African football said on Thursday.

Reuters reports that the championship was postponed from this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Countries that have qualified for the competition include Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde Islands, Comoros Islands, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Tunisia and Zimbabwe.

Host Cameroon will also battle for the trophy they had won in the past once again.


Thelast team to participate in the tournament will be decided in June when Benin face Sierra Leone.

The draw for the finals will be held on June 25, CAF added but did not give a venue.