The football Africa Cup in the Ivory Coast, initially prepared for summertime 2023, was stocked January and also February of the following year.

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The most important football tournament in Africa happened until 2017 at the start of the fiscal year. The CAF exec committee made a decision to move the occasion to the summertime. This desired to fit the European clubs and their game strategies.

This announced Patrice Motepe, Head Of State of the African Football Association (CAF), on Sunday. As a reason for the brand-new discontinuation, he cited the weather conditions in the host country available in summer season.

That would not be excellent for African football as well as its image, stated Motseepe. In the heart of the wet period, June is commonly the rainiest month of the year.

The 2019 version took place in June as well as July in Egypt, the succeeding edition in Cameroon took place after several shifts, including Corona pandemic, in January and also February 2022.