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CAF Champions League, Confederation Cup to resume in September: Adamo

All African sports activities have been suspended since last March over the coronavirus pandemic

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Wednesday 17 Jun 2020
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CAF Champions League and the Confederation Cup will resume in September according to Director of the CAF Competitions Committee Samson Adamo.

All African sports activities have been suspended over the coronavirus pandemic, including the CAF Champions League and the CAF Confederation Cup, which were originally scheduled to be played on 1 May.

“Champions League and the Confederation Cup will resume in September but the final dates aren’t fixed yet,” Adamo told MBC Masr earlier on Wednesday.

“The Champions League final will be played in Cameroon, while the Confederation Cup final will be in Rabat, Morocco,” he added.

The Confederation of African Football didn’t take a decision yet regarding fans attendance, but Adamo thinks CAF will grant local football federations the right to decide on that matter according to the current circumstances.

“There will be strict medical measures when the matches resume,” added Adamo.

Prior to the CAF competitions’ postponement, Egypt’s big names Ahly and Zamalek had been set to play Champions League semi-finals against Moroccan sides Wydad de Casablanca and Raja de Casablanca respectively.

Next season participation

Regarding the clubs that will participate in the African competitions next season, the Director of the Competitions Committee said that every country will decide its own destiny.

“Circumstances are different from a country to another as the league could be canceled or lasts for a longer time in some countries,” he explained.

“Local football federations will decide its representatives in the Champions League and Confederation Cup next season, not CAF.

“CAF can’t intervene in the destiny of local competitions. Every local federation has the right to decide with its government whether to complete or to cancel the seasons,” concluded Adamo.

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