CAF Schedules Continental Club Competition Finals

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By Adedapo Adesanya

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced that the final matches for the 2019/2020 continental club tournaments – African Champions League and Confederations Cup have been set.

In its announcement, the football governing body on the continent said plans to play the matches at a single venue has been scrapped.

Initially, Cameroon had been earmarked to host the final stages of the competition, but following their withdrawal, CAF confirmed that the semi-finals will be played over two legs on a home and away basis, with the final potentially at a neutral venue.

Both semi-finals feature Moroccan clubs against Egyptian oppositions as Raja Casablanca take on Zamalek, while Wydad Casablanca meets celebrated winners Al Ahly of Egypt.

The first legs of both ties will be played in Morocco on September 25-26, with the returns in Egypt on October 2 and 3.

The African football body noted that should the two winners be from the same nation, the final will then be in that country in mid-October, but if not, CAF has asked member associations to bid to host the decider at a neutral venue, setting a deadline of August 17 for interested parties.

CAF has also confirmed the dates for the African Confederation Cup’s closing stages that will be played in Morocco.

Pyramids of Egypt meet Horoya from Guinea in Casablanca on September 22, while on the same day, there is an all-Moroccan clash between RS Berkane and Hassania Agadir in Rabat.

The final will be staged at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat, Morocco on September 27.

Adedapo Adesanya is a journalist, polymath, and connoisseur of everything art. When he is not writing, he has his nose buried in one of the many books or articles he has bookmarked or simply listening to good music with a bottle of beer or wine. He supports the greatest club in the world, Manchester United F.C.

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