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CAF announces indefinite postponement of inter-club competitions

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced the postponement of the continent’s inter-club competitions until further notice due to the coronavirus crisis.

In a press release issued on Saturday, Africa’s football governing body reconsidered its stance, coupled with the scourging impact of the Coronavirus pandemic to everyday life across the world, and ruled out a return of football in the continent indefinitely.

“Following the decision to postpone the semi-finals of the Caf inter-clubs competition due to the evolving nature of Covid-19, CAF today announces that the finals of the Total CAF Confederation Cup and Total CAF Champions League 2019-20 have been put on hold until further notice.”

CAF President Ahmad Ahmad
CAF President Ahmad Ahmad (Photo Credit: VCG)

The Confederations Cup final was initially billed to hold on May 24 at Rabat’s Prince Moulay Abdellah Sports Stadium, Morocco while the Champions League final was billed for the Douala’s Japoma Stadium on May 29.

“The new schedule will be communicated in due time after consultation with the various stakeholders.

“CAF is monitoring the situation closely and working with the relevant authorities including the World Health Organization (WHO) on the impact of the virus on the continent, and will announce developments to our competitions at the appropriate time.”

In the Champions League’s last four, Al Ahly have Wydad Casablanca on their plate, while Zamalek face Raja Casablanca in a North African derby

The winner between RS Berkane and Hassania Agadir will tread tackles with either Pyramids or Horoya for a place in the final.

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