• Babajide EverBlazin

AFCON 2023: CAF postpones Nigeria-Guinea Bissau double header showdown

Confederation of African Football (CAF), has postponed the 2023 AFCON qualifiers two leg matches between Nigeria and Guinea Bissau.

The postponement only became official after CAF's executive committee reviewed its African Cup of Nations calendar on Tuesday.

The committee, in a statement on the confederation’s website, said this was because of its commitment to allowing the African nations heading to the 2022 FIFA World Cup to prepare adequately.

“As a result of this, the 2023 AFCON Match Day Three and Match Day Four qualifiers earlier scheduled for September have been moved to from March 20 to March 28, 2023,” the statement read.

"The match day Five will now be from June 12 to June 20, 2023 while the match day Six will be played from Sept. 4 to Sept. 12, 2023."

The 2023 AFCON will was earlier scheduled to hold next year had also been postponed to January 2024 in Cote d’Ivoire.

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