The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has postponed the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Qualifiers CAF edition earlier scheduled to start in June till September according to a statement released by the body.
“The CAF Emergency Committee, in consultation with FIFA, decided to postpone the CAF qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™️ that were due to be played in June 2021 after taking into consideration the current challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to ensure the optimal playing conditions for all participating teams.
“The qualifiers will now take place in the existing windows of September, October and November 2021, and March 2022.”
Africa will be represented by five teams in Qatar. There are 10 groups, all group leaders will be paired in a knockout round to select the five representatives.