Caf reduces Afcon attendance
Confederation of African Football (Caf) and the Africa Cup of Nations Local Organising Committee (Loc) have agreed to cap stadium capacity for the continental finals slated to kick off on Sunday in Cameroon.
This follows extensive consultations with Cameroonian authorities involved in the fight against the Covid pandemic.
In a press release, Caf states that matches involving host nation Cameroon will be capped at 80 percent whereas the rest of the matches will be at 60 percent.
“The 80 percent capacity will apply only during host nation Cameroon’s matches while the rest of the matches will be capped at 60 percent capacity,” reads part of the press release.
Another document that Caf released earlier stated that only supporters who have been fully vaccinated and have proof of a negative test can attend matches.
The restrictions will have no effect on the Flames, who do not have any vocal support in Cameroon after their fans failed to make the trip to the continental showpiece.
Malawi open their campaign with a fixture against Guinea on Monday, before taking on Zimbabwe four days later.
The Flames wind up their Group B assignments with a showdown against tournament favourites Senegal on January 18.