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CAF Confederations Cup: Discover the Dates plus Venues of Semis and Final.

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The CAF Emergency committee has approved the new dates for Total CAF Confederations cup after the competition was affected by the coronavirus pandemic. 

The 22nd  and 27 th of September 2020, have been put as dates for the semifinals and final respectively.

Dates plus Venues.

On September 22, 2020 Pyramids (Egypt) vs Horoya (Guinea) , Venue: Mohammed V Complex, Casablanca.

Second semifinals,  same date: RS Berkene (Morocco) vs HUSA (Morocco) at the Moulay Abdellah Stadium,  Rabat.

The final will come up on the 27th of September 2020 at the Moulay Abdellah Stadium,  Rabat,  Morocco.

All matches will be played behind closed doors.

The Total CAF Champions League. 

Following the withdrawal of the Cameroon Football federation from hosting the final four, and inline with the principle of fairness, it was decided that the final phase of the competition will not take place in either Egypt or Morocco since their representatives constitute the semifinals ( Al Ahly and Zamalek (Egypt), Raja Club Athletic and Wydad Athletic club (Morocco).

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Semifinals. 

-The semifinals will be played on a home and away basis.

– The first leg will be played on September 25th & 26th in Morocco.

– Second leg will be played on the 2 nd & 3 rd October in Egypt.

Final.

In line with the principle of fairness,  the final will be played in a neutral venue in an event where the finalists come from the two MAs (Egypt and Morocco).

Consequently,  the bidding process has been open to MAs excluding Egypt and Morocco for a one-off final.

It should be noted that, interested MAs are to submit their bidding file plus the venue for the match and the mandatory government authorization no later than August 17, 2020.

But in case the two finalist come from one of the MAs represented, then the final will be played in that country.

CAF has given both the Egyptian and Moroccan FAs the 15th of August to confirm their availability.

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CAF President, Ahmad congratulates Ghana’ s President Nana Akufo Addo on his appointment as Chairman of ECOWAS.

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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) boss Ahmad has extended his words of congratulations to the Ghana president,  H. E. Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo Addo, on his new appointment as the new chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

President Ahmad’s words were more diplomatic, as this was contained in a letter addressed to the Ghana president on September 14, 2020.

H. E Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo.

“It is my pleasure to extend my congratulations to you on your appointment as the chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). On behalf of the Executive committee of CAF and personally,  I wish you every success in your endeavors. I am certain that during your chairmanship, ECOWAS will maintain and accelerate its constructive and sympathetic contribution to African Football.  As you embark upon your new responsibilities, I wish to assure you and the people of West Africa of CAF’s continued support and friendship.  I am certain that during your presidency,  ECOWAS will maintain and accelerate its constructive contribution to African Football.  Kindly accept, Mr. President, once again my warm congratulations on your appointment and my best wishes as you prepare to take up thr responsibilities,  and challenges of your new office” the letter read.

President Nana Akufo Addo was elected as the new chairman of ECOWAS on September 8, 2020 at the 57 th summit of the regional bloc held in Niamey, Niger.

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He replaces Nigerian born Muhamadou Issoufour who held the position for one year.

Source: sportsworldghana.com

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CAMEROON Indomitable Lions: The list of 32 players preselected by Antonio Conceiçao Olivera

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Cameroon’s indomitable lion’s gaffer Antonio Conceiçao Olivera, has released through Facebook a list of 32 preselected players for two International friendlies that will take place during the October 2020 FIFA window.

The indomitable lions have 2 big challenges ahead as they face Africa’s reigning champions Algeria and Asian dragons Japan in what will be the first Post COVID-19 matches.

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CAF Interclub Competitions: Semifinals posponed again.

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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has again postpone the CAF Interclub Competitions semifinals.

This was in an executive committee meeting held today via video conference to discuss several important topics related to the development of football on the continent.

One of the decisions arrived at, was the postponement of the CAF Interclub Competitions which were to resume in late September.

CAF had already decided on the dates and venues for the resumption of these competitions, but with the continuous increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Morocco where four of the matches will be played, caused the pan African Football organization to postpone the competitions to October.

With the idea of postponement already in the ears of the participating teams before the executive committee meeting,  clubs like Zamelek and Pyramids had already opposed the idea of postponement but CAF had to put human life first before competitions.

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CAF champions league semifinals

First leg: 17 and 18 October, 2020

Retain leg: 23 and 24 October, 2020

Final: November 6, 2020. 

Confederation cup semifinals: 19 and 20 October, 2020. 

Final: October 25, 2020. 

It should be noted that, Al Ahly will clash with Wydad Casablanca while Zamelek will play Raja Casablanca in CAF Champions league semifinals.

In the Confederation Cup semifinals,  HUSA will play against RS Bertane while Pyramids will play against Horoya from Guinea.

 

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