CAF chief: 'AFCON off' talk is fake news!

African Football

CAF's head of media relations Lux September has rubbished claims that the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations is set to be cancelled.

Rumours began circulating on Wednesday morning that CAF were discussing a possible cancellation of next month's AFCON, which is set to be held in Cameroon. 

These reports took place after it was said that the European Club Association (ECA) had written to CAF to inform them that there is no intention to release African players for the four-week period causing many to doubt whether the tournament will go ahead.

However, September took to social media earlier to vehemently deny any claims that the tournament will not go ahead.

With the AFCON set to start in January, CAF general secretary Veron Mosengo-Omba has also insisted that they are preparing to host a great tournament. 

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"There is a lot of work that is being done," he said in a statement on Wednesday morning, per CAF's official website. 

"We have to continue with the same momentum.

"We cannot rest. We have to work around the clock. I’m not resting, the LOC cannot rest. CAF cannot rest.

"Everyone must join the efforts. We want to see a great TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations here in Cameroon in January next year.

"Together with the Minister of Sport, we discussed all the pending issues and the way forward."

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