2020 CHAN finals moved to January due to COVID-19

The Brave Warriors will now compete at the African Nations Championship (CHAN) Finals in January 2021 following the decision by CAF to makes changes to their competitions in response to the impact of COVID-19.

In an official communication dated 8 July 2020, Acting General Secretary of CAF Abdelmounaim Bah said the CAF Executive Committee met on 30 June 2020 and decided to move the 2020 CHAN Finals to January 2021 still in Cameroon due to the pandemic with the same groups/pools that were decide in Cameroon on 17 February 2020. Namibia were drawn in Group D together with Guinea, Tanzania and Zambia. A new match program will be communicated in due course, CAF states.

The 2021 African Cup of Nations Finals are also moved to 2022 ,still in Cameroon as initially planned. CAF will be communicate in due course the new qualifiers schedule for this tournament as well as the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers after consulting with FIFA.

Namibia face Senegal, Congo and Togo in Group H of the African leg of the Qualifiers for the global showpiece with only the Group winner reaching the 2022 World Cup Finals in Qatar.

The 2020 Women’s AFCON has been cancelled but CAF confirmed that the inaugural club competition of the CAF Women’s Champions League has been approved and and CAF’s junior football committee will convene to draft the 2021 U17 and U20 AFCON qualifiers.