The CAF Emergency Committee met on Monday, March 08, 2021 in Rabat, Morocco to decide on the holding of the 2021 U-17 Total Africa Cup of Nations.
The Committee was made aware of the constraints faced by some of the participating member associations as well as the host country including the fact that the coronavirus pandemic continues to present significant challenges for the organization of international sporting events.
Taking into account the cancellation by FIFA of the Under-17 World Cup for which the U-17 CAN was no longer qualifying, the Committee further noted: The resurgence of the Covid-19 pandemic, increased restrictions on international travel and uncertainty about the evolution of the situation.
For all these reasons, the Committee decided to cancel the 2021 edition of the Total U17 Africa Cup of Nations.
Hosts Morocco were to kick off the event that was supposed to take place from 13th to 31st March 2021 facing U-17 CECAFA champions Uganda Cubs in the opening match in Rabat.