Black Stars World Cup Qualifiers Next Month Postponed

Ghana’s 2022 World Cup qualifier against Ethiopia next month has been postponed to the next international break.

CAF on Thursday announced the postponement of the first round of games on the continent due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The decision has forced the Black Stars to shift preparations for the clash with Ethiopia to September.

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CAF Emergency Committee in consultation with FIFA took the decision to postpone the qualification matches after taking into consideration the current challenges caused by COVID-19.

CAF is reassessing its protocols and processes to enhance the implementation of COVID-19 related protocols.

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This specifically includes the focusing on pre-match testing which had been the source of some challenges in the previous windows.

The postponement will also give countries who had their stadiums or venues rejected have ample opportunity to renovate or correct the defects.

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Below is a statement from CAF: