The Confederation of African (CAF) has debunked speculations that the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations will be cancelled.
CAF labelled the news as “lies and fake news”.
On Thursday morning, reports emerged online, that the European Clubs Association’s (ECA) have decided not to release African players for the AFCON.
Head of Media Relations and Operations, Lux September, hours after the news from the ECA and news of cancelation of the tournament from Europe, took to his social media to speak on the matter.
Mr Lux September tweeted quoting a tweet of Mail Online reporting that heads of CAF were discussing cancellation of the tournament;
“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”, the tweet said.
Before this, Mr September had had his say on similar tweet from another outlet, Get French Football News (GFFN) reporting an RMC news that said CAF heads were in a meeting over AFCON termination.
“Fake News (!!!! Police cars revolving light emoji) But Facts Are boring!”, he tweeted.