When does AFCON start in 2022?- All about the Africa Cup of Nations

When does AFCON start in 2022?- All about the Africa Cup of Nations to be held in Cameroon

The Africa Cup of Nations, also called as the AFCON, is biannual continental tournament that takes place between African footballing nations. It takes place during the end of the winter transfer windows and often creates a lot of furore amongst European fans who see their club’s player leave mid-season for international duty.

This issue has also risen up with the 2021 edition. The 2021 edition was postponed due to Covid-19 and will be held in January 2022 in Cameroon as a result. So, when does AFCON start in 2022? Alley Sport helps you find out.

When does AFCON start in 2022?- All about the Africa Cup of Nations

The AFCON starts on January 9th, 2022 and kicks off in Cameroon. This will be the 33rd edition of this famous tournament. Algeria are the defending champions after they won the trophy back in 2019. 24 nations take part in the tournament and the event kicks off this time with host Cameroon taking on Burkina Faso on 9th January.

When does AFCON start in 2022?- All about the Africa Cup of Nations 1
When does AFCON start in 2022?- All about the Africa Cup of Nations

This will be a lengthy tournament considering it follows the same format as that of any other major cup tournament with 24 teams, such as the UEFA Euros. Egypt, Nigeria, Algeria, and Senegal will be the teams to watch in this edition of the Africa Cup of nations.

When does AFCON end? And what can clubs do?

It is said that ECA, the association for European clubs, wrote to CAF regarding their unwillingness to release players for AFON, especially with the rising threat of the Omicron variant. It was also said that there is unrest in Cameroon and that the tournament was on the verge of being cancelled.

All of that has turned out to be false. The tournament is scheduled to take place as usual and will end on 6th February as the finalists will take each other on at the Olembe Stadium in the country’s capital. It is expected that the top teams will call-up major players only during the knockout stages as they will be expected to cruise through the group stages.

When does AFCON end? And what can clubs do?
When does AFCON end? And what can clubs do?

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