CAF Increases AFCON Squad List From 23 to 28 Players Per Country

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has increased the number of players for AFCON 2021 from 23 to 28 for each country for the upcoming nation’s cup.

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) confirmed the new arrangement on their official website as plans continue for the competition in Cameroon next year.

Each country that has qualified for next year’s Africa Cup Nations will now present a list of 28 players, five more than the previous squad numbers.

According to the statement by GFA, CAF agreed to increase the number to provide back-ups in case of some of the players test positive for COVID 19.

“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,” the statement read.

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