The 2020 African Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) which was slated to hold from Nov 23rd – Dec 20th this year, may not hold as scheduled due to the COVID -19. Nigeria’s hopes to bid for the hosting right in this year’s edition has been halted by the pandemic, forcing the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to put a hold its bid rights for the meantime.
The qualifiers for the competition which was suppos to begin at the weekend, were postponed indefinitely by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) due to the virus scare.
Mohammed Sanusi, NFF Secretary-General told newsmen yesterday that the federation was currently trying to help the country battle the virus successfully, adding that it was working with relevant agencies to find ways of reorganising the football calendar of football championships can be resolved.
According to Sanusi, they cannot start discussing or lobbying CAF now for the hosting right of the African Women Championship when there is a global health issue affecting the lives of people every day.The NFF will take the appropriate decision on hosting the African championship at the right time. Recall that the host of the African Women Nations Cup has not yet been confirmed following Congo’s withdrawal from hosting the championship.
By NCN Sports Editor, Ugochukwu Okeiyi