The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals to be hosted by Egypt had been initially scheduled to run from June 15 to July 13
CAF have rescheduled the dates of the 2019 AFCON tournament which will now start two weeks after the initial set plan.
However, the continental football governing body did not give reasons for the AFCON diary change which will see the tournament start on June 21 and conclude on July 19.
Some reports though suggest that the AFCON programme was altered to allow some players recover from the Ramadan fast. “The decision was taken following requests from Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria, who want their players to have time to rest after Ramadan,” tournament director and former Egypt international Mohamed Fadl was quoted by BBC.

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