Banyana coach Des Ellis says that there has been no interaction from the Confederation of African Football (Caf) about the 2020 Africa Women’s Cup of Countries that is due to be staged in November/December.

The qualifiers for the competition were due to begin in April and be completed this month, however the Covid-19 pandemic has put those on hold.

There has actually also been no confirmation whether Caf means to press on with the competition this year, move it to 2021 or scrap it entirely.

“We haven’t had anything with regards to that tournament,” Ellis stated in an interview with the South African Football Reporters Association. “There are still the preliminaries and matches to be played, but we have actually not heard anything.

“I believe league football will most probably begin before international football since of the travel restrictions. However we are still hopeful that we will have the chance to play some internationals, or perhaps even a competition, prior to the end of the year.

“But obviously safety comes initially, we need to comply with all the security procedures that have been put in place by Fifa, Caf and Safa too.”

Banyana will deal with the winner of the first-round qualifier between Eswatini and Malawi to schedule a place at the continental finals, which at this stage is also still without a host after DR Congo took out.