The Confederation of African Football CAF has requested the British Government to grant an exemption to African players for the international window.
CAF added that it noted that “similar exemptions were granted by the British Government to enable the attendance of delegations and officials, amongst others”, at the finals of the European Championship held less than two months ago.
Furthermore, CAF said it would like to reiterate that the upcoming matches would be delivered under the strict protocols developed by FIFA and applied across the world.
It added that this would be as it was the case in previous windows and continental tournaments successfully delivered without any incidents.
CAF further said it has appealed, as a matter of urgency, to the Football Association and the British Government that the same treatment previously applied to Europe now be extended to Africa.