CAF Champions League final to be played behind closed doors

CAF Champions League final to be played behind closed doors

The final of the Caf Champions League and the second leg of the semifinals between Zamalek and Raja Casablanca have been postponed until further notice, as confirmed on Thursday by the African Football Confederation (Caf).

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) and the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) have shown great interest in the final of the CAF Total Champions League between two of Egypt’s biggest clubs, Zamalek SC and Al Ahly SC.

The final that is scheduled to be played at the Cairo International Stadium on Friday, November 27, will begin at 8 pm Nigerian local time.

In accordance with the current health situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, CAF and EFA confirmed in a joint statement that their “highest priority is the safety of Egyptian and African football families.” Therefore, the decision was made to hold the final behind closed doors.

The venue of the Cairo International Stadium for the final of the continental soccer competition was founded in 1960 and used to be known previously as Nasser Stadium.

This final will be the first time in the history of the competition to be played between two of Egypt’s fiercest soccer rivals. That fact only adds more excitement to the climax of CAF’s biggest club competition.

The combined CAF-EFA statement carried the hope that this final will be a message from Egypt and the African continent to the entire world, showcasing the continent’s capabilities to host major sporting events while reflecting the technical development of African football.

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