The competition has been moved back 12 months, the Confederation of African Football has confirmed.
The date for the tournament and the final matches of the qualifiers are yet to be decided.
The tournament was due to start in Cameroon in January 2021, but is being delayed until 2022 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The decision comes after Euro 2020 and the Copa America were both put back until 2021 earlier this year.
The African football confederacy has also scrapped this year’s Africa Women Cup of Nations.
No new host has been found since Congo withdrew last year.