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CAF sets date for Elective General Assembly to take place in Morocco

Confederation of African Football (CAF) has set the Elective General Assembly to take place on March 12th, 2021 in Rabat, Morocco.

The development was announced on Thursday after an Executive Committee held via video-conference.

Ahmad Ahmad who defeated long serving Issa Hayatou in 2017 during the Elective Assembly held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia is expected to seek re-election.

According to the press release by CAF the opening of reception of candidates starts today September 11th and closes on November 12th. On January 11th, 2021 CAF will announce names of the candidates to all national associations.

But before the Elective General Assembly, CAF will hold the Ordinary Assembly slated for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on December 11th. But because of the changes of safety restrictions due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Tanzania will be a backup option to hold the Ordinary Assembly.

“Should the situation not improve, the Ordinary General Assembly is to held by video-conference,” said CAF in the statement.

CAF also announced January 16th to February 7th as the dates for the 2021 Total Africa Nations Championship to take place in Cameroon. Initially the tournament was meant to run in April this season but was called off due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The 2021 Total U-17 Africa Cup of Nations will also take place in Morocco March 13-31st.


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