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AFCON: CAF GIVES DARING UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN THE TOURNAMENT

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CAF has given an update on rules relating to Covid-19 situations in the competition ahead of the AFCON kickoff on Sunday in Cameroon.

CAF has confirmed that if a team has at least 11 players who have tested negative for Covid-19, they must continue with their matches.

Teams who do not have a minimum of 11 players are regarded to have lost the game with a two-goal deficit.

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If there is no designated goalkeeper, an outfield player must play in goal.

“A team that does not have at least 11 players is regarded to have lost the match by a score of 0-2.

Several players from various participating teams have already tested positive for Covid-19, including Edouard Mendy, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Kalidou Koulibaly, and others.

At 5.30 p.m. on Sunday, host country Cameroon will face Burkina Faso in the opening match of the campaign.

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