CAF Champions League semi-finals slated for September

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The African Football Confederation has spoken out on the future of the Champions League semi-finals and the African Football Confederation Cup which will take place next September.

African competitions are still pending since the start of the coronavirus epidemic, but the fate of two championships has already been decided.

“The semi-finals of the Champions League and the CAF Cup will take place next September, but the final dates have not yet been finalized,” the director of the competition commission told the press. CAF, Samson Adamu.

Four Moroccan clubs are also present in the semi-finals, Raja Casablanca, Wydad in Casablanca, Hassania in Agadir, and Renaissance Sportive in Berkane.

Indeed, the semi-finals of the African Champions League will pit Raja and Wydad of Casablanca against two Egyptian teams, namely Zamalek and Al Ahly.

As for the CAF Cup semi-finals, there will be a Moroccan-Moroccan encounter between Renaissance de Berkane and Hassania Agadir and another Egyptian-Guinean between Pyramids and Horoya Conakry.

However, the presence of the public has not yet been decided, according to Adamu, who stresses that the CAF “would leave it to local federations to decide according to developments in the situation”.

With regard to the national championships, CAF has stated that it does not interfere in these competitions, the decision of which should be taken by the relevant government authorities.

Regarding the African Cup of Nations qualifiers, Adamu estimated that “CAF would head towards the resumption of competition, in the event of reopening of airspace and airports in September and October next, before the coup d dispatch of the final phase in January 2021 “.

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