CAF interclubs competitions gets new dates


The coronavirus pandemic placed sporting events and competitions across the world on hold including the CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup which were already at the semi-final stage before the onset of the ravaging disease.

The Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) Emergency Committee approved a revised calendar for its Interclubs competitions which was affected by the COVID-19, on Monday.

Earlier, CAF said that the Champions League semi-final matches would be decided via one-leg, but, the revised calendar now released shows that it will now be played on a home-and-away basis after Cameroon withdrew from hosting the final four.

The body stated in a statement that it has decided, in line with the principle of fairness, not to host a final four in either Egypt or Morocco whose representatives constitute the semi-finalists, thus Al Ahly and Zamalek (Egypt) and Raja Club Athletic and Wydad Athletic Club (Morocco).

The statement further stated that first leg matches will be played on September 25 and 26 in Morocco while the second leg matches are to be played on October 2 and 4 in Egypt.

Also, the Confederation Cup semi-final will also be played via a two-legged format in Morocco in September. The matches were scheduled as follows; Egypt’s Pyramids Fc will face Guinea’s Horoya FC at the Mohammed V Complex, Casablanca, Morocco, while the second semi-final between Morocco’s RS Berkane and HUSA will be played at Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium, Rabat on September 22.

However, all games will be played behind closed doors and the final has been billed for the Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium, Rabat on September 27.

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