The Confederation of African Football has warned countries participating in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON finals, to brace up to the possibility of playing in high temperatures.

A statement from the continental football governing body on Thursday said that average temperature during the AFCON finals, was likely to be between 35-38 degrees Celsius, with an average humidity of 40 per cent to 60 per cent.

The statement said at this level, FIFA recommends three-minute rest-and-refreshing breaks in the 30th and 75th minutes.

Adding that The breaks must require the provision of cold containers on wheels to put crushed ice, drinks for referees and small towels cold and wet to place around the neck for 26 people (four referees and 22 players).

CAF also said It will be necessary to prepare for any eventuality of emergencies. It will be important to b