BREAKING: AFCON 2025 postponed due to Club World Cup


The 2025 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, which was planned to be held in Morocco, has been rescheduled to January 2026 due to conflicts with the 32-team Club World Cup.

Originally scheduled for June, the AFCON will now be delayed by six months to avoid a clash with the Club World Cup set to take place in the United States from June 15 to July 13.

Concerns about player welfare and feasibility of participating in both tournaments have prompted the rescheduling.

CAF’s general secretary, Veron Mosengo-Omba, confirmed the change in dates, emphasizing the importance of addressing scheduling conflicts for the benefit of the players.

“For the men, we need to make sure that the dates that we’ll be choosing will be in the interests of the players.

“For this, we need to balance different aspects and also discuss with our partners and then we complete [the dates]. Scheduling is a nightmare for everybody,” Mosengo-Omba said.

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