The Confederation of African Football has through its Emergency Committee canceled the 2021 edition of the U-17 African Cup of Nations due to be held in Morocco. The cancellation came after a meeting of the Emergency Committee on 8th March, 2021 in Rabat, Morocco.
A statement on CAF’s official website made known the decision just two days after the U20 version was completed in Nouakchott, Mauritania and won by the Black Satellites of Ghana.
Below is CAF’s statement.
The CAF Emergency Committee met on Monday, March 08, 2021 in Rabat, Morocco to decide on the holding of the 2021 U17 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.
Taking into account the cancellation by FIFA of the Under-17 World Cup for which the U-17 CAN was no longer qualifying, the Committee further noted:
• The resurgence of the Covid19 pandemic.
• Increased restrictions on international travel
• Uncertainty about the evolution of the situation
For all these reasons, the Committee decided to cancel the 2021 edition of the Total U17 Africa Cup of Nations.