Cameroon 2022: CAF Increases Number Of Registered Players To Twenty Eight
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has increased the number of football players that each country is expected to present from 23 to 28 when next year’s the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon kickstarts next year.
The move is to provide a plan B for countries that will be participating just in case some players test positive for COVID-19 during the tournament.
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The letter reads in part: “On the occasion of the upcoming final tournament of the TOTALENERGIES Africa Cup of Nations – Cameroon 2021, we would like to provide you with the following decision: “Number of additional players – The Organizing Committee of the Africa Cup of Nations has decided to increase the number of players to 5 additional players. Consequently, the list of players could be increased to a maximum of 28 players. This decision was taken to allow the participating teams have a larger squad list for the competition in case some players test positive for COVID 19.Information Guide Nigeria
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“On the other hand, please note that your federation will bear the cost of the international travel as well as the accommodation of these additional players on the final list. In view of the above, we would like to inform you that the registration of the 5 additional players is only an option and not an obligation. “Number of substitute players: Concerning the number of substitutions, CAF will apply the law of three substitutions per match (+ 1 additional substitution in case of extra time) during the final tournament of the Africa Cup of Nations’’ the statement read.JAMB Result