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Some Decisions taken by CAF Member States after April 28, Communique.

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The Confideration of African Football (CAF) issued a communique on April 28,  2020 to her member federations to decide the fate of their various domestic leagues within seven days. But so far, some federations have canceled their season while others request more time from CAF while monitoring the situation of COVID-19 in their various countries. 

 

Some federations have already taken concrete decisions while others are still discussing the way forward.

Egypt.

Egyptian FA

The Egyptian FA is thinking of completing the league at specified stadiums and hosting the teams in specified hotels but discussions are on going as the government have extended lockdown till June.

Ivory Coast. 

The Ivorian FA has not yet taken a decision but the clubs are been payed for TV and marketing rights from today.

Tunisia.

The Tunisia FA has declared their intentions to resume the league behind close doors on June 10,  2020 if the government approves  the proposal.

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Rwanda.

The Rwandan FA says the football can only return in September 2020 after the government suspended all football activities till September.

DR Congo.

In the Democratic Republic of Congo,  the government wants the league to be cancelled but the league authorities say no but discussions are on going to decide their fate.

Kenya.

In Kenya,  the FA declared Gor Mahia as champions and ends league but the league body say no as they claim they were not consulted before taking the decision and wants to continue and end league by July.

Lesotho. 

Their FA has three options on the table: –Worse case, league is cancelled.

– Season is extended or matches are played without fans.

Discussions still on going.

Mali.

The FA say the League will continue ones there is approval from government.

Burkina Faso.

The league has been cancelled with no champions and no relegation.

Tanzania and Burundi to resume in June.

Malawi. 

Malawi is sharing funds to support players and officials and if by October,  the League can’t resume,  then it will be cancelled and preparations for 2021 commence.

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In Angola, clubs voted to cancel the league and in Guinea, the League has been cancelled. 

In Mauritania, the League has been postponed to September 2020 while Niger has cancelled theirs with no winner and no relegation at all levels. 

So far federations like Morocco,  Algeria,  Nigeria and South Africa are yet to make known their stands.

 

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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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