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CAF Executive committee to meet on Friday, 2024 WAFCON and 2025 AFCON scheduling top agenda

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) Executive Committee is set to convene a virtual meeting on Friday, with the primary agenda items being the scheduling of the 2024 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations and the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations. Both tournaments are slated to be hosted by Morocco.

Key Points of the Meeting

  1. Date Confirmation:
    • 2024 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations: Originally scheduled, there have been discussions about potentially moving the dates due to overlapping with the 2024 Olympic Games.
    • 2025 Africa Cup of Nations: Similar concerns have been raised about this tournament clashing with the 2025 FIFA Club World Cup.
  2. Consideration of Major Events:
    • The timing of these competitions is crucial as they need to accommodate other significant global sports events, ensuring maximum participation and viewership.
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Meeting Details

  • Date and Format: The meeting will take place virtually on Friday, June 21, 2024.
  • Chairperson: CAF President Dr. Patrice Motsepe will lead the discussions.
  • Participants: Members of the CAF Executive Committee, including top officials responsible for organizing and managing continental football events.

Expected Outcomes

  • Decision on Tournament Dates: The committee is expected to finalize and announce the dates for the two major tournaments.
  • Strategic Planning: Discussions will also likely cover strategic planning for these events, addressing logistical, financial, and operational aspects to ensure smooth execution.
  • Addressing Overlaps: Solutions to avoid scheduling conflicts with the Olympics and the FIFA Club World Cup will be key to the discussions.

The outcome of this meeting is crucial for the planning and preparation of the teams and stakeholders involved in these major African football tournaments. The decisions made will impact the training schedules, preparation timelines, and overall strategy for national teams across the continent.

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