Cameroon forward, Jacquette Ada, has urged the postponement of the 2020 edition of Women’s African Cup of Nations (Afcon).
She made the call in an interview with local soccer portal in Cameroon, Kick442.com.
Accordingly, she says the postponement is necessary due to the outbreak of the coronavirus on the continent.
Africa has recorded over 82,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus.
African Entertainment understands that Ada is of the view that postponing the tournament will give female footballers on the continent a better chance to prepare for the continental showpiece.
The Women’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifications scheduled for April 2020 were suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“Given the preparations for the AWCON entails alot, it would be better to postpone it in order to enhance the chances of having a great competition,” according to Ada.
“A project ends up being successful if it is well planned. CAF knows the technicalities better and I am certain they want a great event reason it’s advisable to postpone and safe if we go into the event after a good preparation.”
The 2020 edition is scheduled to take place from 23 November 2020 to 20 December 2020 despite not having a host.
The Democratic Republic of Congo who were to host the 12th edition of the Women’s football event pulled out in July 2019.
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