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CAF approves revised Calendar for Inter-clubs Competitions

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By Tayo Odebiyi

Revised calendar for the Inter-clubs competitions has been approved by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

CAF decided decided against hosting a final four in either Egypt or Morocco, whose representatives constitute the semi-finalists, thus Al Ahly & Zamalek (Egypt) and Raja Club Athletic & Wydad Athletic Club (Morocco) azs a result of the withdrawal of Cameroon Football Federation from hosting the final four, and in line with the principle of fairness,

It also announced that the semi-final matches of the CAF Champions League will be played on a home and away basis in September.

The final will be played at a neutral venue in the event a team from Egypt and Morocco qualify from the semis.

Salient Times reports that the first leg matches in the CAF Champions League will be played on 25 & 26 September 2020 in Morocco while the second leg action will happen on 2 & 3 October 2020 in Egypt.

In case the two Egyptian clubs or Moroccan clubs progress to the final, the one-off match will be played in either Egypt or Morocco with a proposed date of 16 or 17 October 2020.

In that regard, the concerned Member Associations, Egyptian Football Association, and the Royal Moroccan Football Federation have been issued a deadline of 15 August 2020 to confirm their availability.

CAF also confirmed that they will continue discussions with the various stakeholders on the possibilities of organizing the remaining matches of the Total CAF Champions League 2019/20 behind closed doors or otherwise.