The Confederation of African football, CAF Executive Committee has postponed the next edition of Africa Cup of Nations.
The tournament which was initially slated for January 2021 will now hold in 2022.
The development was confirmed on Tuesday after a CAF Executive Committee meeting.
The decision was influenced by the current global health situation caused by COVID-19.
Despite the change in date for the Nations cup, host country, Cameroon retains the hosting rights.
CAF also cancelled the 2020 African Women’s Cup of Nations and approved the creation of the first-ever African Women’s Champions League.
This means the continental women’s showpiece, which was slated for November, will not take place.
Last year, CAF expanded the African Women’s Cup of Nations from eight to 12 teams for the 2020 tournament, which was the first change to the format after 11 editions.