The Governing Body of African Football, CAF recently announced that the 12th Edition of the Africa Women's Cup of Nation which was set to hold later on this Year has been Cancelled due to 'Challenging Conditions'.

In response to CAF's decision, the reigning African Women Player of the Year, Asisat Oshoala has come out to express her displeasure in an Instagram Interview with BBC sports over the Cancellation of the tournament, branding it "a shame".

"It is not looking good for women's football in Africa when you struggle to get a host nation for a continental tournament every two years,We cannot be at this level in 2020. It is a shame. Caf needs to go back to their drawing board to make sure they fix women's football in one of their top priorities."

"They have to prioritise marketing women's football. These things are happening in Europe, the Women's Champions League or the Euro tournaments are still going to go on and will not be cancelled.

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"I think moving the men tournament to 2022 means they are not going to be ready for that year calendar. Same with Europe, you cannot scrap a continental tournament and it is a big slap on our face."

The Super Falcons captain further went on to state that it could have been Very much better if the tournament was moved to 2021 instead of Cancelling it totally, stating that it is a massive downgrade in African Football.

"If you're moving forward to some time in 2021, it is okay but to completely cancel it, we need a proper explanation. This is more like taking five steps forward and taking 10 steps backward. Going to the World Cup with two teams going through to the Round of 16 was good for us and showed we are improving."

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"Before the next edition, we should have two Awcon to prepare ourselves but cancelling one shows there are no plans for the national teams in 2021 calendar outside the Women's Champions League."

"Caf needs to understand the women teams are not just representing their countries at the World Cup but the whole continent.

"So, we also need more support from Caf and not just our national federations. The cancellation is not going to be helpful as teams will face two to three years of no competition before the 2023 Women's World Cup."

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The Decision of CAF to postpone the Biggest Women tournament in Africa also Affects the Men which had theirs originally dated to hold in January 2021 Shifted to 2022.