Black Stars return to play in November as CAF Confirms new dates for AFCON 2021 qualifiers

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The CAF Emergency Committee has approved dates for the resumption of the qualifiers of the Total Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021.

The senior national team of Ghana are scheduled to return to action for the first time in over a year in November, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced.

Black Stars last played an international game in November last year against Sao Tome and Principle in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.The 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers were put off by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) following the Coronavirus pandemic which halted all sporting activities in the world.The official statement from CAF reads “The CAF Emergency Committee has approved the resumption date for qualifiers of the Total Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021 and the group stage of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022,”

“A busy schedule awaits the participating teams with double-headers from November 2020 through to November 2021 in the battle for spots to the final tournament of the two competitions.”

“The schedules for the two competitions have had to be revised in light of the COVID-19 outbreak which halted many sporting activities across the continent and beyond for some time.”

“For Cameroon 2021, the qualifiers resume on 9-17 November 2020 with the Day 3 & 4 matches whilst the penultimate and ultimate matches take place on 22-30 March 2021.”

Ghana are in Group C of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers alongside South Africa, Sao Tome and Principle and Sudan and sit on top of the table with six points.

Coach CK Akonnor will begin his coaching career at the Black Stars against Sudan in a double-header fixture in November.

On 30 June 2020, the CAF announced the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations tournament had been postponed from January 2021 to January 2022

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