CAF Shift Afcon date to June 21 because of Ramadan

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has pushed the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations kick-off date by a week.

The final tournament with its new-24 teams format will hold from 21 June to 13 July 2019 as muslim dominated nations of Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria want their players to have time to rest after the end of Ramadan.

This was confirmed in an emergency committe held in Cairo on January 26 chaired by the CAF President Mr. Ahmad Ahmad.

However, the Holy Islamic month will fall between the start of May until the beginning of June and the teams from the Maghreb would love to have their players have enough time to recover from the fasting period ahead of the tournament.

Meanwhile, the draw will take place the Friday 12 April 2019 on an historic place facing the Sphinx and the Pyramids.

Elsewhere from the Caf emergency meeting, the date of the Super Cup 2018 The Emergency Committee approved the proposal to play the CAF Super Cup on March 29, 2019 in Doha, Qatar.

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