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COVID-19: African Champions League, Confed Cup finals postponed till further notice



CAF Ahmad

The finals of the African Champions League and Confederation Cup will no longer hold on their scheduled dates due to the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the world.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) made the call over the weekend after concluding that it is not feasible for football activities to return to normal in time.

The Confederation Cup was earlier scheduled for May 24 at Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat, Morocco while the Champions League was to be played at the 50,000 capacity Stade omnisport de Douala on May 29.

Both competitions are already in the semifinal stage.

“Following the decision to postpone the semi-finals of the CAF inter-clubs competition due to the evolving nature of Covid-19, CAF today announces that the finals of the Total CAF Confederation Cup and Total CAF Champions League 2019-20 have been put on hold until further notice,” a statement from CAF website read.

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“The new schedule will be communicated in due time after consultation with the various stakeholders.

“CAF is monitoring the situation closely and working with the relevant authorities including the World Health Organisation on the impact of the virus on the continent, and will announce developments to our competitions at the appropriate time.”

The continental football body had earlier suspended the AFCON 2021 qualifying series and CHAN 2020 among other competitions within the continent to contain the spread of the disease.

Cairo teams Al Ahly and Zamalek and Casablanca sides Raja and Wydad are the semi-finalists of the Champions League, while Moroccan sides Hassania Agadir and Renaissance Berkane, Guinean club Horoya and Egyptian outfit Pyramids are of the Confederation Cup.

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