The Confederation of African (CAF) has denied reports that the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations will be cancelled. CAF labelled the news coming from Europe as “lies and fake news”.
There were rumors that the European Clubs Association (ECA) has decided not to release African players for the AFCON on Thursday morning.
Lux September, the ECA’s Head of Media Relations and Operations, took to social media hours after hearing the news from the ECA and learning of the tournament’s cancellation from Europe.
Mr. Lux September retweeted a tweet from Mail Online, claiming that CAF leaders were debating the tournament’s cancellation.
Mr. September reacted to a similar tweet from another publication, Get French Football News (GFFN), which claimed that CAF heads were meeting over the AFCON termination.
He made it known that all the news is fake and the reports are out to undermine Africa, specifically labeling the reports as fake news.
Mr Lux September tweeted “Of course these are LIES….. There has not been a single meeting where this was discussed. But we all know the source of misinformation from some “lobby” groups. They always undermine Africa…. We know them”.