The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has decided to cancel this year’s Women’s Cup of Nations, which was yet to be assigned to a host nation.
CAF took the decision today after a video-conference meeting involving it executive committee members and it was due to the out break of the deadly coronavirus disease.
The qualifiers for the tournament which was initially billed to take place from November to December, was postponed three months ago amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2020 AWCON would have been a historic tournament after it was expanded to a 12-team championship from 8 seen at the last edition in Ghana two years ago.
However, the African soccer body said it would launch a new Women’s Champions League in 2021, as part of measures to boost the development of football on the continent.
The news of the launching of a continental club football competition will excite coaches, players and stakeholders who have been clamouring for it and also, it will further strengthen domestic leagues and clubs.