A virtual executive committee meeting chaired by recently elected president Patrice Motsepe from South Africa also decided that a draw to divide the 24 qualifiers into six groups will be held on 25 June.
Africa Cup of Nations 2021 qualifiers: Nigeria's Alex Iwobi cleared to play against Lesotho after testing COVID-19 negative
Iwobi missed the qualifier in Benin on Saturday after apparently testing positive for COVID-19.
Diop was also part of the team that lost to Cameroon on penalties in the 2002 Africa Cup of Nations final.
The Gabon squad, including Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, were forced to sleep on the floor at a Gambian airport before an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier recently.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang-led Gabon accuse Gambia of 'inhumane' treatment, detain players for eight hours at airport
A Confederation of African Football (CAF) official told reporters in Banjul that the Gabonese did not produce Covid-19 test results while insisting they had been performed before leaving Libreville.
Salah, who has scored eight league goals for Liverpool this season, could miss the Premier League champions' next two matches.
The two victories lifted Senegal, currently the top ranked national team in Africa, to a maximum 12 points from four matches in Group I, and they qualified with two matches to spare.
Medical swabs on the national team "showed that our international player, Mohamed Salah, Liverpool star, was infected with the coronavirus", it said in a tweet, adding he was "not suffering from any symptoms".
The Africa Cup of Nations, which was supposed to be hosted between 9 January to 6 February, 2021 in Cameroon, has been postponed by a year.
The Cup of Nations is set for Cameroon from 9 January - 6 February but appears increasingly under threat as time begins to run out. Qualifying is still far from complete and national team football on the continent is not due to resume before October in the wake of the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Africa Cup of Nations to return to traditional January and February slot next year, say hosts Cameroon
The Africa Cup of Nations will revert back to its traditional slot in January and February next year to avoid the rainy season, the football federation of host country Cameroon (FECACOOT) said on Wednesday
Liverpool star Sadio Mane beats out Mohamed Salah, Riyad Mahrez to be named African Footballer of the Year for 2019
Mane finished ahead of Riyad Mahrez and Salah in a poll of national team coaches and captains, and was handed his award at the Confederation of African Football’s annual gala in Hurgada, Egypt
Africa Cup of Nations 2021 qualifiers: Michael Olunga inspires Kenya to draw over Mohamed Salah-less Egypt; Algeria thump Zambia
Even without injured Liverpool goal poacher Salah, Egypt were expected to overcome traditional poor travellers Kenya at the vast 87,000-capacity Borg el Arab Stadium near Alexandria.
Salah was hurt against Leicester City last month and despite making several subsequent appearances for Liverpool, is suffering from a slight discomfort in his left ankle.
Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers: Mohamed Salah ruled out of Egypt's clashes against Kenya, Comoros owing to ankle injury
Egypt released a statement on their official Twitter account on Tuesday confirming Salah will miss the games, along with a picture of the striker with a protective boot on his left ankle.
Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo announced on Saturday his retirement from international football after winning the Golden Boot at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Africa Cup of Nations 2019 Final: Algeria's Baghdad Bounedjah redeems himself after horrid quarter-final with winning goal in summit clash
On Friday, Baghdad Bounedjah’s tears of despair after quarter-finals turned to unmitigated joy as he scored the goal which won Algeria the Africa Cup of Nations for only the second time and the first in 29 years.
Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Algeria clinch title after Baghdad Bounedjah's freak early goal sinks Senegal in final
Algeria, who committed 32 fouls according to official match statistics, sat back after the early goal against Senegal and had to scrap for their win in a match that was certainly not a classic but was tense and gripping throughout.
Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Tournament top-scorer Odion Ighalo helps Nigeria beat Tunisia in third-place playoff
Nigeria beat Tunisia 1-0 in the third-place playoff of the Africa Cup of Nations on the back of Odion Ighalo's fifth goal of the tournament
FIFA president Gianni Infantino says African football will 'significantly improve' with help of governing body
FIFA President Gianni Infantino said on Wednesday that the unprecedented move to step in and jointly administer African football with the regional body CAF will “significantly improve” the sport on the continent