The Togolese Football Federation (FTF) is calling on the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to postpone the WAFU U-20 tournament.
Togo are to host the tournament from November 18 to December 3 but they want the tournament to be rescheduled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
According to the FTF, the surge in the number of COVID-19 cases in the country is worrying hence their reason for the tournament to be postponed.
Togo say they will engage WAFU and CAF to find a new date for the competition.
The tournament was scheduled to be held from November 18 to December 3 and would have served as qualifiers for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Tanzania, which would have in turn determined Africa’s representatives for the 2021 FIFA U-20 world cup.
Ghana who will be participating in the tournament have drawn in what can be termed the ‘group of death’ alongside Nigeria and Cote D’Ivoire in Group B.
Read the full statement from the Togolese Football Federation
The Togolese Football Federation is announcing to the sporting world that the WAFU Zone B tournament scheduled for Lome between November 18 and December has been postponed to a future date following a decision taken by the Togolese Government.
This decision follows a recent increase in Coronavirus positive cases in the Grand Lome area of Togo.
There will be deliberations between the West African Football Union and the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to propose a new date taking the health situation in the country into consideration.
The Togolese Football Federation wishes to express its sincere apologies to all parties who have been affected by the latest developments.
Col. Kossi Akpovy
November 4, 2020