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CAF Settles For Virtual Media Coverage Of General Assembly And U-17 AFCON


BEVERLY HILLS, March 02, (THEWILL) – The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has updated its regulations regarding the participation of the media in the coverage of the 43rd General Assembly of the continental football governing body billed for the Friday, March 12 in Morocco, due largely to continuing concerns over the prevalence of the coronavirus pandemic in Africa.

CAF also extended that update to the coverage of the Total CAF Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Under-17 competition scheduled between 13-31 March 2021, following the General Assembly and also hosted in Morocco.

In the update, the Federation informed relevant media organisations and persons intending to cover the activities at both of these CAF events, the General Assembly and the AFCON, that there will no no physical participation, as all media operations were going to be entirely virtual.


CAF said these updates became necessary as the Kingdom of Morocco decided to take “new preventive measures” to mitigate against the continued spread of the virus in the North African country.

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The official press release stated: “Following recent developments in the health crisis caused by COVID-19 and to respond to the evolution of the epidemiological situation at the global level including the discovery of new variants of the virus, the Kingdom of Morocco has taken new preventive measures against the spread of the Coronavirus.

“Consequently, CAF informs journalists and members of the media wishing to cover the upcoming 43rd CAF General Assembly on 12 March 2021 as well as the Total CAF Africa Cup of Nations U-17 competition scheduled between 13-31 March 2021, that all media operations will take place on virtual platforms as media will not be able to participate physically at these events.”

The continental body made sure to provide some support for the media as they adjusted to the changes for covering these events: “CAF will do its best to ensure that all information relating to media opportunities, press conferences and interview requests will be available in the media channel on ​​”

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused,” they added at the end.


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