'AFCON 2021 should be cancelled'

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One of Algeria's 2019 Africa Cup of Nations-winning stars has called for next year's tournament to be cancelled or postponed due to coronavirus pandemic.

CAF have already postponed the Champions League and Confederation Cup semi-finals indefinitely due to outbreak in Africa.

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Next year's Afcon in Cameroon has been shifted back to the usual January/February dates after last year's tournament took place over June and July.

However, Algeria international Adlene Guedioura feels the tournament should have it later in the year.

"I know that Africa Cup of Nations is important and it's good for the countries to organise it, but this one in 2021, I think it should be cancelled or postponed," Guedioura told the BBC.

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"First they said it was in summer, then in winter, now we have the coronavirus which makes it more difficult to complete the qualification games.

"I think they should decide maybe to have it later.

"That would help many of the nations and many of the players also who represent Africa in the world."

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