January 26, 2022

more details on al-Khelaïfi’s letter to cancel the CAN

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Unveiled yesterday by RMC, the information according to which European clubs, and more particularly the English, would try to cancel the next African Cup of Nations for health reasons is real. As proof, this Wednesday, the Times managed to obtain the letter sent by the Association of European Clubs (ECA), led by Nasser al-Khelaïfi, to FIFA so that the competition, scheduled in Cameroon in January and February, be postponed.

“With regard to the applicable protocols, to our knowledge, the African Football Confederation has not yet made available an appropriate medical and operational protocol for the CAN tournament, consequently, the clubs will not be able to release players for the tournament. For some clubs expected to release players, including English and French clubs, domestic competition matches are due to take place until early January and hence the overlap with CAN 2022 dates (with selections potentially calling for their players from December 27) is unmanageable. “

“With regard to the quarantine arrangements, it seems very likely that the various restrictions will affect movement to and from the places concerned. For the avoidance of doubt, clubs will have every right not to release any player for whom travel restrictions or mandatory quarantine apply. “Yet another scandalous maneuver by European clubs against the flagship event of African football, which is however its main breeding ground …

al-Khelaïfi and the ECA try to postpone the CAN

The Africa Cup of Nations was due to start in Cameroon in January. But European clubs refuse to release their internationals, on the grounds that medical protocols are not yet determined and that the omicron variant is wreaking havoc.