The Africa Nations Championship, which is the tournament for quasi-national teams made up of locally-based players only, will now be played in January during the period initially planned for the Cup of Nations having been postponed from April this year.
That is especially the case when you consider that the final qualifying round is nowhere near to being completed, with four match days still left to play.
THE Warriors will have to wait a little bit longer before getting down to action following CAF's decision to postpone the 2021 AFCON finals to January 2022.
This is the second change of date for the tournament.
"The CAF Executive Committee is satisfied with t the Cameroonian authorities for their commitment towards the hosting of the two competitions". "Cameroon is ready to host either competition and are within schedule".
CAF has also chose to scrap this year's Africa Women Cup of Nations.
The Cup of Nations were due to be held from January 9-Feb.
This decision follows UEFA's decision to move the 2020 European Championship to next year, and CONMEBOL's decision to delay the 2020 Copa America to 2021 too.
Furthermore, the 2020 African Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) has been cancelled, with the Women's Champions League set to launch in 2021.
"A meeting with the Organising Competitions for Youth Football and the Zonal Unions has been proposed to finalize the arrangements for the zonal qualifiers", the statement noted.