AFCON: Teams with less than 11 COVID-19 negative players lose match – CAF

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Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Saturday says any team without 11 players who are COVID-19 negative will be worked over during the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) competition.

This was disclosed on CAF website on Saturday, a day to the kickoff of the 33rd edition of the AFCON.

“A team will be required to play a match if they have a minimum of eleven (11) players available who have tested negative,” CAF said.

The football governing body added that “A team that does not have a minimum of eleven (11) players available will be considered to have lost the match 0-2.”

This development could favour teams without COVID19 infections, while ruining the chances of other teams ravaged by the deadly virus.

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