Confederation of African Football (CAF) has postponed the World Cup Africa Qualifiers that were set for June.

In an official statement by CAF, the postponement has been occasioned by challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The CAF Emergency Committee, in consultation with FIFA, decided to postpone the CAF qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™️ that were due to be played in June 2021 after taking into consideration the current challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to ensure the optimal playing conditions for all participating teams” read a statement from CAF.

The qualifiers will now take place in the existing windows of September, October and November 2021, and March 2022.

The latest development comes just days after CAF gave a greenlight to Nyayo National Stadium to host Kenya’s home games in the qualifiers.

Kenya was set to host Uganda between June 5, and June 6, 2021.