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Important updates from CAF

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According to cafonline website the following important events were announced.

They relate to CAF Executive Committee congratulating Zambia for a successful hosting of Total U-20 AFCON Zambia 2017. Deciding on the Total CHAN Kenya 2018 and also updates on the the Women’s football.


See below the complete and detailed news release


At its meeting on 14 March 2017 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, under the presidency of Issa Hayatou, the Executive Committee of the Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF) took the following resolutions concerning the competitions:


Total CHAN Kenya 2018

Significant progress has been made on the ground and there is a strong government commitment to host the competition and make it a success. This comes after the inspection mission to Kenya from February 20 to 24, led by CAF First Vice President, Suketu Patel. The inspection team visited the various sites, including Nairobi, with two stadiums, Eldoret, Meru and Machakos.


Total U17 AFCON Gabon 2017

The proposal of the Local Organizing Committee to have Franceville and Port-Gentil as venues for the competition was confirmed, with the tournament taking place from 14 to 28 May 2017.


Total U-20 AFCON Zambia 2017

The CAF Executive Committee decided to send a letter of congratulations to the Zambian government authorities and the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) for the excellent organization of the competition which was a success on all levels.


Women’s Tournaments

The qualifiers schedule for the 11th edition of the Total Women’s AFCON, Ghana 2018, was adopted. The preliminaries will begin on 26 February 2018.

In accordance with the international harmonized calendar for women’s competitions, the final tournament will take place from 17 November to 1 December 2018.


The calendars of the African Zone qualifiers for the U-20 and U-17 Women’s World Cups were also adopted

Recommendation was made to the CAF Secretariat to proceed with the opening of nominations in order to select the host country for the 2020 edition of the Total Women’s Africa Cup of Nations.

In addition, the CAF Executive Committee unanimously recommended the CAF Disciplinary Board to proceed with the case of COSAFA President, also President of the Federation of Zimbabwe, Mr. Philip Chiyangwa who has multiplied actions and statements recently that appears to attack the honour of the CAF, its president and the members of the Executive Committee.


On the proceedings in Egypt, concerning the contract between CAF and Lagardère Sports for the marketing of the media and marketing rights of certain CAF competitions, the CAF Executive Committee invited the CAF General Secretary to continue the ongoing legal proceedings and reiterated that everything has been done in compliance with the statutes of the CAF, laws and regulations in this matter.

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