CAF abandons Final 4 plans for CAF Champions League semis

first_imgThe Confederation of African Football (CAF) has released a new schedule for the Champions League semi-finals effectively abandoning its plans to stage a Final Four Competition.CAF’s original schedule had Zamalek facing Raja Casablanca, while Wydad Casablanca were to take on Al Ahly earlier in the year.However, following the COVID-19 pandemic, the body had to make adjustments to its schedule.CAF considered staging a mini final four competition but that idea appears to have been shelved after Cameroon, originally named as hosts, pulled out.“The semi-finals will be played at home and away. The first leg matches will be played on September 25 and 26, 2020 in Morocco, and the return matches on October 2 and 3 in Egypt,” CAF said in a statement.CAF added that in case the final ends up being between a Moroccan side and an Egyptian side, it will be played at a neutral venue.“However, if the two Egyptian or Moroccan clubs qualify for the final, the single match will be played either in Egypt or in Morocco on October 16 or 17, 2020. In this regard, the Member Associations concerned, namely the Egyptian Federation de Football and the Royal Moroccan Football Federation, must confirm their availability no later than August 15, 2020.CAF, however, retained the  Final 4 at the end of September in Morocco for the Confederations Cup.Confederations Cup Semis09/22/2020 – Pyramids (Egypt) vs. Horoya (Guinea) at Complexe Mohammed V, Casablanca09/22/2020 – RS Berkane (Morocco) vs. HUSA (Morocco) at Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium, RabatFinal09/27/2020 – Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium, RabatAll matches will be played behind closed doors.last_img read more