The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has extended the deadline for the registration of clubs and players to take part in the 2021/22 Caf Champions League and Confederation Cup competitions.
The continent’s football governing body had earlier set June 30, 2021, for the submission of clubs by member federations to take part in the competitions and July 10 to 31 for player registration.
But several African countries – like Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, Ghana, etc.- have yet to complete their local competitions for the 2020/21 season largely due to calendar challenges in dealing with COVID-19.
Some of these federations requested special dispensation as their seasons are scheduled to be completed in July.
After considerations, Caf has moved the deadline for the submission of representatives for the two interclub competitions back by one month, until July 31.
Originally, clubs confirmed by their respective FAs would have had up to July 31 to register their squads. However, the squad registration deadline has now been moved to August 15, 2021.
This extension gives Caf Member Associations more time to complete their seasons and identify clubs that will represent them in Africa.
By Abdul Karim Adamu Benin | www.sportyafrica.com