The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has insisted the Africa Cup of Nations tournament will go on as planned.
The tournament is planned to take place between January and February in Cameroon, but there have been reports claiming it will be postponed.
This is after it emerged on Wednesday that the European Club Association (ECA) had sent a letter to FIFA Deputy Secretary General Mattias Grafstrom aiming to prevent Europe-based players from linking up with their national teams for the tournament.
Speaking to ESPN, CAF’s head of media relations, Luxolo September, refuted the circulating reports.
“Our position is very clear,” September said on Wednesday. “AFCON will be in Cameroon in January 2022. The opening match will be played on Jan. 9.
“[There have been] no discussions [about postponement], and there are zero contingency plans,” he added.
All this comes on the day Sky Sports and BBC confirmed they will be airing all the 52 matches live.