The executive committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has designated Morocco as the host country of the Women’s African Cup of Natins 2022, after the cancellation of the 2020 edition due to the spread of the pandemic of new coronavirus.
This decision was taken at the end of the CAF Executive Committee meeting held in Yaoundé, Cameroon, in the presence of FIFA President Gianni Infantino.
During this meeting, a number of decisions were also taken relating in particular to the competitions and the electoral process.
Thus, taking into account that the coronavirus has influenced the withdrawal of several teams from various competitions, the Executive Committee has decided to grant amnesty to all cases of withdrawals registered between March 2020 to date.
It was also decided to modify the minimum number of players allowed to start a match due to Covid-19, in order to allow teams to play with less than 15 players during this period.
Likewise, if a team has 11 players to play a match, the match will continue. In the absence of a goalkeeper, another player may replace the goalkeeper provided that the total number of players on the pitch is 11.
The Executive Committee also recommended the establishment of a joint CAF-FIFA mission to help formulate ways out of the crisis between the Chadian Football Federation and government authorities.