The Confederation of African football (CAF) has on Tuesday 10th November 2020 extended the registration period of players ahead of the 2020/2021 Continental showdown. According to CAF, it will give clubs enough time to prepare amidst the global COVID_19 pandemic ahead of their season engagement.
The continental football governing body has also officially given green light to all the clubs participating in the 2020/2021 continental games to increase their team squad to 40 man squad.
The new registration deadline has been extended to 30th November, 2020 as so many consultations from the football stakeholders in the continent.
Clubs competing in the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederations Cup will now be allowed to register or submit a 40 players list as it was confirmed by the continent’s football body.
Four substitutions will be allowed by clubs and not the traditional 3 substitutes as they will
In case a Participating Team cannot travel to the host country and/or venue of a Match due to any travel or other restriction relating to COVID-19, the Participating Team in question shall be considered to have lost the match 2 – 0.
According to CAF COVID-19 regulations if a team does not have the minimum number of players (11 players (including goalkeeper) + 4 substitutes) to play a match, the team will be considered to have lost the match 2- 0.
South Sudan is represented by Al Rabita FC Juba in the 2020/2021 CAF Confederations Cup preliminary round and will face Namungo FC of Tanzania between 27th – 29th November 2020 and 3rd – 5th December, 2020.