Former Ghana assistant Coach Hervé Renard wants the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations tournament postponed.
The growing effect of the Coronavirus pandemic have halted every football competition across the globe.
Already the 2020 European Cup have been postponed with several other competitions also suffering the same fate.
The Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) suspended its Cup of Nations qualifiers due to the virus.
Renard just like other stakeholders in the game wants the 2021 edition of the competition to be pushed further to June instead of January.
“The most important thing now is to finish the qualifiers and it will be very tough,” the former Zambia, Ivory Coast and Morocco trainer told TV3.
“It will be very tough but not only in Africa, everywhere around the world it will be very tough because we are late now. So, maybe, they will have to move it forward to June.”
“We can’t only think about football. It is good to finish the competition but this is not just about football; it is about people. Football without fans, for me, is not football. It will be very difficult; there will be no atmosphere, no colours, no music, no dance. In Africa, how do you play the Africa Cup of Nations without the fans. It’s not possible.”
The 51-year-old worked with the Black Stars during the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations tournament hosted in Ghana, serving as a direct assistant to former Coach Claude Ley Roy.