Uganda Vs South Sudan Called Off As CAF Postpones 2021 AFCON Qualifiers

March 14, 2020

The Total 2021 AFCON Qualifier matches between Uganda Cranes and South Sudan that were due on 28th and 31st March 2020 at Namboole stadium have been postponed to a another date that will be set by CAF.

The decision was taken by CAF to avert any growing concerns about the health of its football stakeholders following the breakout of Corona Virus around the globe.
All matches that were due the same weekend have been postponed.

However CAF has announced that any decision regarding the 2020 CHAN Finals tournament over the same concerns about the Corona virus, will only be made after their visit to Cameroon due this weekend 14th and 15th March 2020.

‘Our preparations for the two matches were in top gear. However we need to respect the decision taken by CAF as it is about keep every stakeholder safe in the beautiful game. We shall regroup and plan for the resumption of the campaign when new dates are released by CAF. We encourage our fans to maintain the passion and love towards the Uganda Cranes when matches resume. However the FIFA World Cup U17 Qualifier between Uganda U17 and Tanzania U17 will go ahead.  Tanzania  arrived in the country today afternoon. FUFA will follow all the guidelines released by the Ministry of Health  during the organisation of the match’ said FUFA Communications Director Ahmed Hussein

A full statement from CAF signed by Ag. General Secretary Abdel Bah to all Member Associations

Following the growing concern of the COVID-19 virus and the latest declaration of the World

Health Organization (WHO) describing it as a pandemic. CAF emergency committee has

decided to postpone the following matches until further notice:

– Total AFCON 2021 Qualifiers: Match days 3 and 4 of the qualifiers initially scheduled

from 25th to 31st March.

– FIFA Women U-20 World Cup Qualifiers: Initially scheduled from 20-22 March and 27-

29 March.

– Total Women AFCON 2020 Qualifiers: Initially scheduled from 8th to 14th April.

CAF shall announce the new program in due time.

Concerning the Total African Nations Championship (CHAN 2020) scheduled in Cameroon from

4th to 25th April, a delegation from the CAF Medical Committee is scheduled to visit Cameroon

from 14-15 March 2020. The purpose of this mission is to assess all the preventive measures

taken by the Local Organizing Committee, a decision will be taken after the inspection visit.

On the other hand, CAF has also decided to postpone the Match Commissioners Workshop

scheduled for the 19th & 20th March until further notice.

We would like to assure you that CAF is monitoring the situation closely and working with the

competent authorities such as the WHO on the impact of the virus in the continent and CAF


In the meantime, please accept, dear General Secretary, our sincere regards.