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No ‘final four’ party for African Champions League


Sports activities Information of Monday, 3 August 2020

Resource: bbc.com


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The Confederation of African Soccer (Caf) has ditched ideas to have a ‘final four’ party for this year’s Champions League to be played in a person region.

It usually means the semi-finals, which are each Morocco against Egypt as Al Ahly play Wydad Casablanca and Zamalek take on Raja Casablanca, will go ahead with matches dwelling and away.

The initially leg matches will now be performed on 25 and 26 September in Morocco and the 2nd legs a week later in Egypt.

It will be a occupied couple days for Morocco who will be hosting a mini-tournament for the semi-finals and last of the Confederation Cup in the identical 7 days.

A location for the 1-off last is yet to be made the decision and will rely on who reaches the closing, which is due to be performed on 16 or 17 Oct.

“In the theory of fairness, the final will be played at a neutral venue in the occasion a workforce from Egypt and Morocco qualify from the semis,” Caf stated in a assertion.

“As a result, the bidding system has been opened to Member Associations excluding Egypt and Morocco for the hosting of a one particular-off closing.

“Intrigued Member Associations are to submit their bidding file which include the venue for the match and the required Governing administration ensure no later on than 17 August 2020.

“In case the two Egyptian clubs or Moroccan clubs development to the closing, the just one-off match will be performed in both Egypt or Morocco with a proposed date of 16 or 17 October 2020.

“In that regard, the involved Member Associations, Egyptian Football Affiliation and the Royal Moroccan Soccer Federation have been issued a deadline of 15 August 2020 to ensure their availability.

“Caf will go on discussions with the various stakeholders on the choices of organizing the remaining matches of the Full Caf Champions League 2019/20 at the rear of closed doorways or in any other case.”

Caf had proposed ‘final four’ tournaments for equally the Champions League and the Confederation Cup in reaction to football currently being suspended about the continent owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Confederation Cup, the 2nd-tier continental club function, will keep on as prepared with a mini event in Morocco.

Each semi-finals will be a one match and the two will be played on 22 September.

Egypt’s Pyramids will choose on Horoya of Guinea in Casablanca when the Moroccan derby of Renaissance Berkane versus Hassania Agadir will be performed in Rabat.

Rabat will also host the final at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium on 27 September with all matches played behind closed doors.

Caf experienced hoped to organise a identical celebration for the Champions League but were being remaining without the need of host subsequent the withdrawal of Cameroon Soccer Federation.

“In line with the principle of fairness, it was made a decision in opposition to hosting a last four in possibly Egypt or Morocco, whose associates constitute the semi-finalists,” Caf mentioned in a assertion.


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